World-renowned Mount Trashmore Park encompasses 165 acres and is comprised of two man-made mountains, two lakes, two playgrounds, a skate park and vert ramp, and multi-use paths.
The main mountain, Mount Trashmore, now 60 feet in height and 800 feet long, was created by compacting layers of solid waste and clean soil. Recognized for its environmental feat, this former landfill features a water-wise garden that boasts xeriscaping which requires minimal water.
The park also features a smaller mountain, Encore Hill, and two lakes. Lake Windsor (located along South Blvd.) is brackish water fed by Thalia Creek. Lake Trashmore (located along Edwin Drive) is freshwater and hosts various species of fish.
Fishing is permitted from land only and requires a Virginia freshwater fishing license. Anglers must adhere to all State regulations regarding creel and size limits. No boats, swimming or wading is allowed in the lakes. Kayaks are permitted at Lake Windsor.
- Three Large Picnic Shelters with Charcoal Grills
- Two Medium Picnic Shelters with Charcoal Grills
- Six Mini Picnic Shelters with Charcoal Grills
- Two Volleyball Courts
- Horseshoe Pits
- Skate Park
- Shared-Use Path
- Vending Machines
- Public Restrooms
- Concessions (seasonal)
- Outdoor Fitness Stations
Kids Cove Playground:
The Kids Cove Playground at Mount Trashmore Park opened in December 2010. At nearly 26,000 square feet, the playground is comprised of three distinct play areas built on a rubber surface: a giant play structure that includes a multitude of slides, elevated walkways, climbers and more; an area that has swings for all ages and a one-of-a-kind wheelchair swing; and an area comprised of a variety of climbing structures. Benches and picnic shelters are available throughout the playground. The new play area is fully compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and is barrier-free to accommodate all children. See what's in store for future phases in the Kids Cove Master Plan.
Equipment Available for Check Out:
The following items can be checked out of the park office for free with a driver license or other form of photo identification: badminton equipment, corn hole boards and bags, footballs, frisbees, horseshoes, rubber playground balls, soccer balls, volleyballs, volleyball nets and wheelchairs.
For shelter reservations, please call 757-385-PARK.
General Park Hours
7:30 am - Posted Closing Time
Skate Park Hours
Day after Labor Day through June 15:
Monday - Friday* | 2 pm - 1/2 hour prior to posted park closing time
Saturday & Sunday | 10 am - 1/2 hour prior to posted park closing time
*Exceptions: During Virginia Beach City Public Schools' Spring Break & Winter Break, skate parks will open at 10 am.
June 16 through Labor Day:
Monday - Sunday | 10 am - 1/2 hour prior to posted park closing time