in a clear bottom kayak.

Awesome Park Activities with Urban Ranger Sumoski

Discover an Urban Oasis...Experience an Urban Ecosystem Coming Alive

Free Launch for Kayaks and Canoes


This 40-acre waterfront park is teaching generations what it takes to bring back the health of an urban river, once presumed dead. Two miles of trails lead you through an urban forest under revitalization, 11 acres representing the largest restored wetland in the area that's open for public paddles, and past industries doing their part to restore the Elizabeth. Unlike any park anywhere, Paradise Creek Nature Park is a national model for urban river restoration, showing how industry, nature, and art can co-exist in harmony.


OPEN YEAR ROUND  |  Mar-Oct, 6 am –8:30 pm; Nov.-Feb, 7 am - 6 pm  | 1141 Victory Boulevard, Portsmouth, VA 23702 


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