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Public Programs

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August - December 2019


Volunteer Opportunities

Paradise Creek Nature Park offers a variety of volunteer opportunities throughout the year. Over 2,000 adults and children have helped remove invasive plants, planted native trees, weeded garden beds, removed trash from the trails and wetland, and helped maintain education zones throughout the park. 

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Paradise Creek Nature Park Events

Join us at Paradise Creek Nature Park for events throughout the Fall.  We are located at 1141 Victory Boulevard in Portsmouth, Virginia.


Family Nature Walks

Discover the wonders of Paradise Creek Nature Park. Take a leisurely walk and learn about the history of the park, its native plants, and wildlife. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the new eco-friendly Towne Bank River Playground! 

Date(s):  Saturdays: Nov 23rd, and Dec 7th 2019

Time:  12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Targeted Ages:  All ages; children must be accompanied by an adult.

Cost: FREE – Registration Required

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River Star Homes Workshops

Elizabeth River Project’s River Star Homes program is free to residents of the Elizabeth River area who commit to 7 simple steps ( Join your fellow “stars” to learn the latest on how you can help the river at home. 

Herb Collecting and Drying Workshop

Date: Saturday, November 16th, 2019

Time:  10am-11am

Target Aged: All ages, children must be accompanied by adults

Location: Paradise Creek Nature Park – 1141 Victory Blvd., Portsmouth, VA

Cost: FREE – Registration required – Register online at

We’ve started an herb garden to attract pollinators for our native fruit trees! Learn how to collect and dry herbs for culinary and home uses. Participants will walk our herb garden to learn what herbs are the best suited for drying, how to harvest, and how to safely dry their herbs

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Holiday Wreath Workshop

Date: Saturday, November 23rd, 2019

Time: 10a.m. – 12 p.m.

Target age: 18 and above

Location: Paradise Creek Nature Park – 1141 Victory Blvd., Portsmouth, VA

Cost: $30 for members, $40 for non-members - register online at

Create your own holiday wreath at Paradise! Decorate your wreath out of cedar branches, pine branches, holy branches. Pinecones, magnolia leaves, lemons, pears, oyster shells, and more! All materials and supplies included.

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Below is a list of events coming up at Paradise Creek Nature Park!