Mount Trashmore Construction Access Information

Park access from Edwin Drive limited due to ongoing projects

Friday, November 30, 2018

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – With the Mount Trashmore Park office and permanent stage construction projects underway, pedestrian access has now been restricted for safety reasons. At this time, there is no public access in the construction area. The boardwalk and steps located on the lakeside are also closed and there is no direct access from Edwin Drive to the lakeside restroom and shelters. To access these areas, visitors are asked to use the perimeter trail around the lake or mountain to bypass the construction.

Over the years, Mount Trashmore Park has maintained great popularity with both area residents and visitors. The volume of use has led to a need to replace and enhance various features. Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation's Planning Design and Development team has advocated for an update to permanent structures that support this highly utilized and much-loved Virginia Beach landmark. Recently, the scenic boardwalk overlook area was completely redone and a set of stairs leading up the side of the mountain were replaced. In addition to the new park office and the permanent stage area, improved pathways will be installed to accommodate various vendors, food trucks, and pedestrian access.

Significant completion of the project is projected for summer 2019. For additional information and project updates, visit​

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