Mt Trashmore Hill
  • Mount Trashmore Park

    World-renowned Mount Trashmore Park is the sister park to Haginodai Park in Japan and encompasses 165 acres, two man-made mountains, two lakes, two playgrounds, a skate park and vert ramp, and multi-use paths. The park is located at 310 Edwin Drive.

  • Mount Trashmore Park

    Construction Notice

    Windsor Woods is currently undergoing construction due to a stormwater engineering project. This will result in the permanent closure of the parking lot on South Blvd.

    In the late 60's early 70s, the city converted a 640,000-ton pile of garbage into the nation's first landfill park. An environmental wonder, Mount Trashmore Park also features many other eco-friendly amenities.

    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.​

    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.

    Kids Cove Playground


    • Three large picnic shelters with charcoal grills
    • Two medium picnic shelters with charcoal grills
    • Six mini picnic shelters with charcoal grills
    • Two volleyball courts
    • Entertainment stage
    • Playgrounds
    • Therapeutic cradle swing seats
    • Skate park
    • Shared-use path
    • Vending machines
    • Public restrooms
    • Concessions (seasonal)
    • Outdoor fitness stations​
    • Boardwalk
    • Cornhole boards (you must bring your own bags)

    Equipment Available for Checkout​

    The following items can be checked out of the park office for free with a driver's license or another form of photo identification: large carts to transport items from parking lots and wheelchairs.​

    Shelter Reservations​

    For shelter reservations, please call (757) 385-PARK (7275).​

    Fitness Stations

    Mt Trashmore Gallery Fitness Station

    Ten outdoor fitness stations are located along the perimeter trail around Lake Trashmore. Six LifeTrail stations are designed 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. 

    Four Energi Prime stations create a total body fitness system to help you stretch and strengthen your muscles. Multiple activities are available at each station and exercises for all fitness levels are outlined on the instruction panels.​

    Skate Park

    Mt Trashmore Gallery Skate Park

    Mount Trashmore Skate Park 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’ rollover 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.

    Helmets and protective pads are recommended. Patrons are expected to follow signs with rules and regulations also posted here.