Mount Thrasmore in Virginia Beach, Virginia
For those of you who have read my blog, know that I am doing a Biggest loser/winner contest. Today I had organized a walk at the park. The park which is centrally located to Virginia beach is Mount Trashmore. I have driven by it thousands of time, but I had never been in it. Well, my loss.
Nicely organized with two lakes, walking trails, kiddie park, skateboard ramps, picnic areas, basketball court, volleyball courts, vending machines, restrooms and the mountain that was built over recycled trash... what a way to recycle. I am so out of shape that I barely made it up the tiny mountain, but it was well worth it. I was thinking in three months I better be like Rocky when I finally climb it with the background music, and I will throw in a few air punches.
Mount Trashmore in Virginia Beach is 60 feet high and over 800 feet long, and is the heart of 165-acre Mount Trashmore Park. The mount was created by compacting layers of solid waste and clean soil, literally turning trash into a treasure for families. It was built in the late 1970's. The kid park "Kid's Cove" was built by volunteers. The skateboarding facilities are free and open to the public, and operate from 8 a.m. until a half-hour prior to the park’s posted closing time. Facilities include four large and 11 small picnic shelters, playground areas, parking, vending machines and restrooms. Mount Trashmore Park also has multiple walking trails.
I liked the park so much, we are doing it again next Saturday. Even the 30 degree weather won't keep us home. Come visit Mt Trashmore in Virginia Beach you will love it.
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