Paradise Creek Nature Park

Paradise Creek Nature Park

The Elizabeth River Project officially opened Paradise Creek Nature Park to the public in June 2013 with partners City of Portsmouth and Virginia Port Authority. Now you can experience the FUN with NEW family activities! Explore the full list of education programs, or stop by anytime to enjoy our 2 miles of trails around the new wetland and through the restored forest. This unusual park celebrates citizens, businesses, and government, working together to restore an urban river.

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Park open from dawn until dusk

(Note: Many places fill to capacity on busy, nice weather days, especially holiday weekends. Please call ahead or visit the official website to get the most up-to-date information before visiting.)




We offer an array of Ranger led and volunteer programs at the park. Activities range from kids friendly hands on explorations, family fun night walks, and adult focused workshops. Visit our website for the full list; programs are offered on a weekly basis throughout the year.


Wetland Learning Lab, Ranger Station and Kayak Launch


All trails are handicap accessible. They are also bike friendly, jogger friendly, and dog friendly! Handicap parking and handicap friendly restrooms are also available.


Dogs are welcome but must be on a leash.


Last updated: March 05, 2018