Mount Trashmore Park, Virginia Beach

Playground · Hidden Gem · Scenic Walking Area
Mount Trashmore Park, also known simply as Mount Trashmore, is a city park located in Virginia Beach, Virginia which opened in 1974, Mount Trashmore is an example of landfill reuse, as its creation consisted of the conversion of an abandoned landfill into a park. The park spans 165 acres (0.67 km2) with hills larger than 60 feet (18 m) high and 800 feet (240 m) long. Facilities include three large, two medium, and six small picnic shelters, playground areas, four volleyball areas, parking, vending machines and restrooms. Mount Trashmore Park also has multiple walking trails - a Perimeter Trail that measures 1.95 miles (3.14 km), a Lake Trail that measures 1.45 miles (2.33 km), and a Mountain Trail that measures 1.30 miles (2.09 km). The Lake Trail and the Hill Trail may be combined for a trail measuring 2.75 miles (4.43 km). The park also features two lakes where fishing is permitted. Since its opening in the 1970s, it ranks as the most popular park in Virginia Beach, with attendance of over one million visitors a year.
The park is open 7 days a week from 7:30 a.m. until sunset. In warmer weather, the area does still occasionally smell of garbage.
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  • Grew up around the area and never really took advantage of MTM until I had kids of my own. Love the playground and taking strolls around the water. Recommended for runners and walkers of all ages!  more »
  • Despite the name, this park is beautiful. Well-kept grounds and a beautiful view from the top of the hill.  more »
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  • First time visitor. Can see why my daughter likes to go to watch fireworks. Loved seeing the swings and other structures designed for children!!! Only problem I can envision is the traffic getting in/out on certain days. Other than that, is a great place to chill.
  • So big. Lots of area to relax. Kids playground was spacious enough for the adults to get on it with the kids. It was really hot so it would have been better if there were more picnic areas that were covered as there were so many families and not enough space for people to be in the shade. Still a great place. My son is begging to go back!
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