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Anderson Park

Important Notices

COVID-19 & the VBWT: Be Safe While OutdoorsDWR encourages you to be safe while outdoors. Before heading out, first check with individual sites on the Virginia Bird & Wildlife Trail for any COVID-19 policies or closures. This information is typically posted on a site's own website. Remember to maintain CDC social distancing guidelines while enjoying the outdoors.


These three sites, Anderson Park, Monitor-Merrimac Overlook Park, and Peterson’s Yacht Basin, are all located in close proximity to each other on Salter’s Creek. Peterson’s Yacht Basin separates the wetlands of Salter’s Creek from Hampton Roads Harbor. The Basin’s muddy banks provide a foraging site for a variety of migratory shorebirds and waders. Anderson Park consists of 20 acres bordering the Yacht Basin and 18 acres bordering Hampton Roads Harbor. Both Anderson Park and the adjacent Monitor-Merrimac Overlook Park, a one-acre tract, provide views of the waters and mudflats of Hampton Roads. The Overlook Park provides a public fishing pier and several benches from which to scan for wintering loons and assorted other waterfowl.


Monitor-Merrimac Overlook Park: From the intersection of La Salle and Chesapeake, continue on Chesapeake Avenue 2.2 miles to the park entrance on left.

Anderson Park: Exit from Monitor-Merrimac Overlook Park, turn left, and proceed less than 0.5 miles on 16th Street; the entrance on left.

Peterson’s Yacht Basin: Exit from the Anderson Park and turn left. Follow 16th Street and turn right on Oak Street. Take Oak Street to 20th Street; turn right into the park entrance and Peterson’s Yacht Basin.

To return northward along the Lower Peninsula, take 16th Street or 20th Street west to Jefferson Avenue and turn right. Follow Jefferson Avenue North to 25th Street, turn left, and follow the signs to I-664.

Location & Directions

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Site Information

  • Site Contact: (757) 886-7851 bholliday@nngov.com
  • Website
  • Access: Free, Daily

Birds Recently Seen at Anderson Park (as reported to eBird)

  • Canada Goose
  • Bufflehead
  • Rock Pigeon
  • Ring-billed Gull
  • Herring Gull
  • Cooper's Hawk
  • Blue Jay
  • American Crow
  • Northern Mockingbird
  • Eastern Bluebird

Seasonal Bird Observations


  • Accessible
  • Parking
  • Picnic
  • Restrooms