Students participating in Portsmouth Public School summer camps learn to kayak at Paradise Creek Nature Park.
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After almost five years of helping birth our new park, Urban Park Ranger Sarah Sumoski has departed for new horizons with another park system. Thanks for the hard work and all the best, Sarah! For now, park ideas and volunteers go to Robin Dunbar, email@example.com, Deputy Director – Education. Also, see our job posting.
Sign up for one (or more) of our new and exciting park programs! River Yoga, Clear-Bottom Kayak Paddles, Kids Earth Day Weekend, Great Migration Bird Walk, Youth Art House, Grow Your Own Natives, and more to come!
Thank you to everyone who came out to Paradise Creek Nature Park for the ribbon cutting of one of the greenest little buildings in the region!
Read David Macauly's article in the Virginian-Pilot, "New River Academy opens its doors in Portsmouth."
Read the Suffolk News Herald article about how Paradise Creek was transformed from one of the most contaminated areas in the country to an urban oasis!
Sheriff Michael Moore’s deputies (and our Dave) close the park gates for the first time. Slightly new park hours (6:30 am to 7:30 pm) and the deputies will open and close each day! Thank you, Sheriff Moore!
A William and Mary student has chosen the park’s 11-acre marsh to study the tiny “salt marsh skipper,” a small brown butterfly that breeds exclusively in marshlands. Keep your eyes peeled this summer for researcher Sam Mason and his subject.