Mount Trashmore Park

Virginia Beach, Virginia

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Mount Trashmore Park was the first landfill park in the world. It was conceived during the 1960s, when ecological consciousness was increasing. Opened to the public in 1973, the park continues to bring international recognition to Virginia Beach, and it symbolizes citizens’ commitment to environmental protection. Rising 68 feet above sea level, the landfill is the tallest point of land in the region. The park encompasses approximately 166 acres, 79 of which are covered by Lake Trashmore. This park is the city’s most popular, with more than 800,000 visitors annually. Citizens have voted Mount Trashmore Park their favorite place to picnic and fly a kite and have named it the best park in the city. Special attractions: World-renowned landfill, lakes, wildlife, playground, skateboard park, Water-wise Landscaping Garden, special events such as concerts and movies.
Walking Virginia Beach

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Walking Virginia Beach

by Katherine Jackson (Falcon Guides)

Mount Trashmore Park was the first landfill park in the world. It was conceived during the 1960s, when ecological consciousness was increasing. Opened to the public in 1973, the park continues to bring international recognition to Virginia Beach, and it symbolizes citizens’ commitment to environmental protection. Rising 68 feet above sea level, the landfill is the tallest point of land in the region.

The park encompasses approximately 166 acres, 79 of which are covered by Lake Trashmore. This park is the city’s most popular, with more than 800,000 visitors annually. Citizens have voted Mount Trashmore Park their favorite place to picnic and fly a kite and have named it the best park in the city. Special attractions: World-renowned landfill, lakes, wildlife, playground, skateboard park, Water-wise Landscaping Garden, special events such as concerts and movies.

©  Katherine Jackson/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Walking
Nearby City: Virginia Beach
Distance: 2
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 1 hour
Season: Year-round
Local Contacts: Virginia Beach Visitor Information Center
Driving Directions: Directions to Mount Trashmore Park

Recent Trail Reviews

3/22/2018
0

Nice little walk


10/8/2011
0

A very pleasant, absolutely flat walk in the middle of west Virginia Beach. The views around the lake are quite pretty, particularly from the southwest corner of the lake, where you can see most of the park all in one vista. There is now a gravel road between Mt. Trashmore and Mt. Encore, so you can cut across and avoid having to backtrack after visiting the skateboarding arena and children's playground in the northeast corner.


1/8/2003
0

Do not use this software, it is a scam. Tried to download and these fine folks are trying to double charge me!!!



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