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Close to the heart of Virginia Beach is a 165 acre park named Mount Trashmore. This unusually named park was once a landfill hence the name ‘Trashmore”. The old Landfill was filled with layers of soil and opened to the public in 1973, since then it has grown in to a place that allows adults to relax and children to use up excess energy.
Mount Trashmore has sloping grasslands, two lakes filled with plants that naturally filter pollutants, a skate park, a children’s play area with volleyball courts and more.
There are three different hiking trails for you to follow at Mount Trashmore, the perimeter trail follows the edge of the park and is almost 2 miles long, the lake trail which follows the edge of lake Trashmore which is 1.45 miles and then the shortest trail at 1.35 is the Mountain trial which goes around the two huge hilly mounds. The trails are marked by mile markers so you can keep track of how far you have walked.
The skate park is an enclosed area of 24,000 square feet, skateboarders, inline skaters and BMX riders are all welcome to use the park which features a street course and a vert ramp, helmets are required at all times.
Parking is free and so is the use of the other amenities making this a nice cheap day out.
310 Edwin Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23462