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Paradise Creek Nature Park offers a variety of volunteer opportunities throughout the year. Over 1,000 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. See below for volunteer dates and times or contact Urban Ranger Sumoski to schedule a private event for groups of 10 or more.

December 2016- April 2017


Kayak Tours of Paradise Creek!

Join us for a guided tour of Paradise Creek Nature Park’s 11-acre wetland and Paradise Creek during a guided tour led by local outfitter Adventure Kayak Tours. Learn about the history of the park and river, wildlife supported by this vulnerable habitat, and more! First paddler to sign up earns a spot in our unique clear-bottom kayaks! All ages are welcome with parent permission and assistance, please call for questions.


$40 per person/$30 for members.

Limited spots available, please call (757) 399-7487 for details and reservation.
Registration for these events close 3-days prior to each event date.


Saturday May 13 (10 -12 PM) Registration required by 5 pm Tuesday May 9th

Saturday May 27 (11-1 PM) Registration required by 5 pm Tuesday May 23th

Saturday June 24 (10-12 AM) Registration required by 5 pm Tuesday June 20th

Saturday July 8 (8-10 AM) Registration required by 5 pm Tuesday July 4th           

Saturday July 22 (8-10 AM) Registration required by 5 pm Tuesday July 18th

Saturday August 12 (1-3 PM) Registration required by 5 pm Tuesday August 8th

Saturday August 26 (1-3 PM) Registration required by 5 pm Tuesday August 22nd


Volunteer Service Days 

Become a river hero. Help us clean up the park, improve plantings and learn river stewardship while you’re at it! Projects vary by date.  

All ages allowed with adult supervision for those under 18.

Interested in Volunteering as a group? Please contact us in advance to ensure availability. Spaces are limited.

FREE – Registration Required - (757)-399-7487 ext. 202, 


Saturday, April 15 (9-11 AM)
Saturday, April 22 (9-11 AM)
Saturday, April 29 (2-4 PM)
Saturday May 20 (9-11 AM)
Saturday June 17 (9-11 AM)
Friday July 7 (2-4 PM)
Saturday July 15 (9-11 AM)
Friday August 11 (2-4 PM)
Saturday August 19 (9-11 AM)


Ranger Station


Stop by our Ranger station located at our brand new Dominion Wetland Learning Lab! We’ll be catching fish, crab, and shrimp in the wetland. Borrow binoculars to spy on birds, butterfly nets to catch insects, and field guides to identify trees and wildlife at the park. Come anytime during the hours listed for FREE hands on fun for all ages!

FREE – No Registration Required


Friday June 23 (2-4 PM) 

Thursday July 6 (2-4 PM)

Friday August 18 (2-4 PM)