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First Paddle in Paradise

Our first group paddle left the dock yesterday for a gorgeous paddle in "Paradise." We also christened the new fleet of clear-bottomed kayaks! Join us for one of our guided paddle programs this summer!

Eagle Scout Adds Butterfly Garden

Not one, but four top-level Scouts have now proved their talents at our park! The latest is Hardy Bercier of Troop 259, earning Eagle Scout by establishing our new butterfly trail and garden. Visit to learn how you too can create habitat for native butterflies. Hardy says he wanted to do something to help butterflies and thought Paradise Creek “would be a cool place to do it since it’s a new and growing park…it’s neat to play a part in helping to grow the park.” Thanks, Hardy!. 

Come see our NEW Discovery Zone

at Paradise Creek Nature Park. Participants in an after school program through Cradock Middle School have been working hard all spring to build this discovery and teaching area. You can find Admiral’s Haven Discovery Zone along the Fox Trail. Stop by and turn a log over, you’ll be amazed at what you can find!

We love our volunteers!

Thank you so much to everyone for helping keep Paradise beautiful and healthy! Check our program schedule for more opportunities to volunteer at the park.

Plant a Promise

Churchland Middle School students took a pledge during Red Ribbon Week to remain drug free – and decided to “Plant a Promise” to remind themselves each year of the promise they made. Thanks to Norfolk Botanical Garden for donating the native Eastern Red Columbine. The flowers were planted in the middle school courtyard with help from our Education Ranger.

Healthy River Healthy You

A park visitor got to practice his fishing skills during a Healthy River Healthy You program while learning all about his health and the health of the River!

Eagle Scouts Improve Park

Eagle Scout Harrison installs benches at Paradise Creek Nature Park for more seating throughout the forest and along the wetland.  Keep an eye out for upcoming Eagle Scout and Girl Scout Gold Award additions!