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Beach Garden Park

Description

This urban park offers a paved, half-mile shared-use path that circumnavigates a mowed field surrounded by tidal marsh thickets and a wetland area. A boardwalk provides views of several ponds and a small salt marsh, providing an opportunity to see shorebirds during the migrations and overwintering waterfowl. Mulberry and wax myrtle trees around the perimeter provide forage for songbirds. Weed margins along the shared-use path provide habitat for many types of butterflies, including hordes of broad-winged skippers. Although the occasional military aircraft may disrupt listening for birdsong, this site is worth checking because it provides habitats that are likely to produce interesting songbirds and shorebirds.

Directions

Physical Address: 2854 Kilbourne Court, Virginia Beach, Virginia, 23451

From Pacific Ave at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront, turn west onto 30th Street and travel 0.2 miles. Turn left onto Baltic Ave and continue 0.2 miles. Turn right onto Holly Rd, then in 400 feet turn right onto Kilbourne Place and follow it into the park.

To Beach Garden Park, from the Previous Site on the Seashore to Cypress Loop of the VBWT:

From Great Neck Park, travel east for 0.3 miles and turn right on North Great Neck Road. Proceed south for 3.6 miles. Turn left on Virginia Beach Boulevard and follow the signs for US 58 East/Laskin Road. Drive 3.5 miles to Baltic Avenue and turn right. Continue approximately 0.2 miles and turn right on Holly Road. The park is almost at the end of the road.

Location & Directions

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Site Information

  • Site Contact: Virginia Beach Department of Parks & Recreation: 757-385-0400, fun@vbgov.com
  • Website
  • Access: Open daily, see park webpage for hours of operation

Seasonal Bird Observations

Facilities

  • Parking
  • Picnic
  • Restrooms