Mount Trashmore Fun- Cool Things to Do  the Whole Family Will Enjoy!

Mount Trashmore Fun- Cool Things to Do the Whole Family Will Enjoy!

If you’re looking for something fun to do in Virginia Beach, then you’ve got to check out Mount Trashmore! Mount Trashmore opened in 1973 and has the distinction of being the nation’s first park built on a waste landfill. Recognized as an environmental wonder, Mount Trashmore Park also features many other eco-friendly amenities. The park features two man made lakes, an amphitheater, and walking and jogging paths. But that’s not all! This 165 acre fun-filled park has something for everyone, of any age.

Whether you live in the area or on vacation, Mount Trashmore is a fantastic free or low cost way to spend the day.

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Cool Things to Do at Mount Trashmore


Climb Mount Trashmore

Mount Trashmore is a fantastic free or low cost way to spend the day.

Well obviously you should climb Mount Trashmore if you can. Children and adults alike have great fun climbing to the top and running down the 60 Foot highest points of the mountain.

Enjoy a Picnic

Enjoy a picnic at Mount Trashmore

With 11 picnic shelters in varying sizes, each with its own charcoal grill, you’l have no problem finding a space to picnic. Of course, I think the best location is on Mount Trashmore itself! So bring your picnic basket, a large blanket, and sit yourself down and enjoy beautiful views all around you while you eat.

Fly a Kite

With two man-made mountains, and the elevation possibilities at Mount Trashmore Park makes it a great place to fly a kite. Often times on breezy days, you can see a multitude of kites hovering over the hill from a ways away. Definitely a wonderful way to feel like a kid again! Or better yet, teach your children about the joys of kite flying.

Experience the Skate Park

The Skate Park at Mount Trashmore is a 24,000 square foot skate park with a two-level half pipe of 5’ and 6’ heights and an attached quarter pipe.  The park also includes a 5’ spine, a 2.5’ roll over with grind rails and a variety of arced and straight grind rails and boxes.  The skate park components are steel framed with all ramps covered with Ramp Armor as the skating surface for skateboarders, inline skaters, and BMX bikers to enjoy.  Adjacent to the skate park is a competition-sized vert ramp that stands at a massive 13.5 feet tall and 40 feet wide. (Courtesy of vbgov.com)

Helmets and protective pads are recommended. Patrons are expected to follow signs with rules and regulations also posted ​here. Additionally all skate participants must sign-up for a skate park pass.

Play on the Playgrounds

Kids Cove at Mount Trashmore

Children will love the Kids Cove! With almost 26,000 square feet, the playground features three different play areas built on a rubber surface, They include a giant play structure that offers a multitude of slides, elevated walkways, climbers and more. Plus there’s an area that has swings for all ages; and an area comprised of a variety of climbing structures.In additional to all of the above, families will find numerous benches and picnic areas around the playground. Kids Cove is also fully compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and is barrier-free to accommodate all children. (Courtesy of vbgov.com)

Kayak in Lake Windsor

Located just beyond Kids Cove is Lake Windsor (located along South Blvd.). It is a brackish water lake fed by Thalia Creek. For this reason you are allowed to kayak Lake Windsor.

Go Fishing

Enjoy fishing at Mount Trashmore in Trashmore Lake

Lake Trashmore (located along Edwin Drive) is freshwater lake and hosts various species of fish. Fishing is permitted in Lake Trashmore, but one from the land. No boats, swimming or wading are allowed. You will also need a fishing license. You can find all the details for a Virginia freshwater fishing​ license​ here.

Get in Shape

Not only can you run up and down Mount Trashmore for exercise, but there are ten outdoor fitness stations located around the Lake Trashmore trail. There are six LifeTrail stations for active, older adults to help improve posture and balance as well as increase strength. One of the LifeTrail stations is specifically for wheelchair-accessible activities. In addition there are four Energi Prime stations to create a total body fitness system to help you stretch and strengthen your muscles. You will find multiple activities available at each station and the exercises are suitable for all fitness levels​.   

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I hope you are able to utilize this post to plan a fun and entertaining day at Mount Trashmore.

If you have any other suggestions for the best things to do in this area, please share a comment below, I would love to hear from you!

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Lisa Soots

I love to inspire people, travel, and photography. I have created this blog to inspire you to travel or allow you to travel vicariously through me. My photographs are meant to excite you to venture out to see this great, big, beautiful world. Most importantly, I want to inspire you to live your best life.

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