Virginia Beach

Talk about turning trash into treasure. The satirically dubbed Mount Trashmore went from a devastating brownfield to becoming Virginia’s most frequented park. Tony Hawk, among several other professional skateboarders, have glided through its 24,000-square-foot skate park in front of packed crowds, and the park itself attracts over one million visitors annually. Situated upon mounds of compacted trash and topped with a layer of clean soil, its lush areas span upwards of 165 acres, with massive hills that stretch 60 feet high and cover over 800 feet of ground.