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Waivers and Forms for Paradise Creek Nature Park Public Progarms:

Assumption of Risk and Waiver of Liability Relating to Coronavirus/COVID-19 

Paradise Creek Nature Park Field Trip Agreement Form 

Kayak Liability Form 


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

We are located at 1141 Victory Boulevard in Portsmouth, Virginia.


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. 

Click Here for volunteer opportunities, dates, and times.

 


Safety Protocols for Public Programs Events.

In order to ensure the safety of staff and guests these guidelines will be followed at all times:

  • All programs are conducted outdoors, weather permitting 
  • Pre-registration only, no registrations accepted on day of program
  • Number of guests are 8 per program.
  • Guests will verify they are in good health and not experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms 
  • Guests will wear appropriate facemask, if not fully vaccinated. 
  • Port-a-potties available. No public access will be given to the River Academy. 

Fall Garden Tips 

Date: November 20.  

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Age: Adults  

Cost $5.00 -  REGISTRATION REQUIRED - Register online HERE or at paradisecreek.elizabethriver.org.

Join the park's horticulture team, Larry LaPell and Yolima Carr, to learn the best tips and tricks for planting, pruning, and composting your fall gardens! 

  • Guests will need to wear a face mask, if not fully vaccinated and will be required to verify they are in good health and not experiencing any Covid symptoms.
  • All programs are conducted outdoors, weather permitting. 
  • Maximum 8 guests, pre-registration only, no registerations accepted on day of program.  
  • Port-a-potties available. No public access will be given to the River Academy. 

Fall Bird Walk

Date: November 20. December 18. 

Time: 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Age: 16 and Above

Cost: $5.00 -  REGISTRATION REQUIRED - Register online HERE or at paradisecreek.elizabethriver.org.

Join our Master Birder and observe some of the many birds that stop at our park. More than 160 species of Birds have been identified at Paradise Creek Nature Park.

  • Guests will need to wear a face mask, if not fully vaccinated and will be required to verify they are in good health and not experiencing any Covid symptoms.
  • All programs are conducted outdoors, weather permitting. 
  • Maximum 8 guests, pre-registration only, no registerations accepted on day of program.  
  • Port-a-potties available. No public access will be given to the River Academy. 

Critter of the Month 

Dates: November 13. 

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 

Age: all ages, children accompained by adults

Cost: FREE -  REGISTRATION REQUIRED - Register online HERE or at paradisecreek.elizabethriver.org.

Discover the wonders of Paradise Creek! Take a walk through the park with Ranger Seana to learn about park history, wildlife and learn about the critter of the month! Wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather. 

  • Guests will need to wear a face mask, if not fully vaccinated and will be required to verify they are in good health and not experiencing any Covid symptoms.
  • All programs are conducted outdoors, weather permitting. 
  • Maximum 8 guests, pre-registration only, no registerations accepted on day of program
  • Port-a-potties available. No public access will be given to the River Academy. 

Power AM Walk 

Dates: January 8. Febuary 5. March 5.   

Time: 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. 

Age: 16 and above

Cost: FREE -  REGISTRATION REQUIRED - Register online HERE or at paradisecreek.elizabethriver.org.

Join us for a brisk pace nature walk for approximately 1 mile on the natural trails at Paradise Creek. Moderate exercise has great benefits for your physical health. Wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather. Strollers and dogs welcomed.

  • Guests will need to wear a face mask, if not fully vaccinated and will be required to verify they are in good health and not experiencing any Covid symptoms.
  • All programs are conducted outdoors, weather permitting. 
  • Maximum 8 guests, pre-registration only, no registerations accepted on day of program
  • Port-a-potties available. No public access will be given to the River Academy. 

Critter of the Month 

Dates: January 15. Febuary 12. March 12.  

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 

Age: all ages, children accompained by adults

Cost: $5.00 -  REGISTRATION REQUIRED - Register online HERE or at paradisecreek.elizabethriver.org.

Discover the wonders of Paradise Creek! Take a walk through the park with Ranger Seana to learn about park history, wildlife and learn about the critter of the month! Wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather. 

  • Guests will need to wear a face mask, if not fully vaccinated and will be required to verify they are in good health and not experiencing any Covid symptoms.
  • All programs are conducted outdoors, weather permitting. 
  • Maximum 8 guests, pre-registration only, no registerations accepted on day of program
  • Port-a-potties available. No public access will be given to the River Academy. 

Winter Bird Walk

Date: January 22. Febuary 19. March 19. 

Time: 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Age: 16 and Above

Cost: $5.00 -  REGISTRATION REQUIRED - Register online HERE or at paradisecreek.elizabethriver.org.

Join our Master Birder and observe some of the many birds that stop at our park. More than 160 species of Birds have been identified at Paradise Creek Nature Park.

  • Guests will need to wear a face mask, if not fully vaccinated and will be required to verify they are in good health and not experiencing any Covid symptoms.
  • All programs are conducted outdoors, weather permitting. 
  • Maximum 8 guests, pre-registration only, no registerations accepted on day of program.  
  • Port-a-potties available. No public access will be given to the River Academy.