Elizabeth River Park Fun Facts

About the Park

Elizabeth River Park, located along Scuffletown Creek, a tributary to the Southern Branch of the Elizabeth River, is centrally located to Portsmouth, Virginia Beach and Norfolk. Improvements were completed on May 30, 2015, for the 12.6-acre park as part of the 4.3-million-dollar renovation project that began on April 14, 2014.

  • Phone number: 757-494-1202
  • Snack Shack building with concessions and bait and tackle supplies is open Friday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Boat ramp is open 24 hours a day but the park itself is open daily from sunrise to sunset. Bathrooms close at sunset when the park closes but there is a portable toilet next to the boat ramp for boaters.
  • Bathrooms are on the opposite end of the Snack Shack and also on the other side of the park. Men's and Women's restrooms have baby changing stations. To report cleaning or plumbing problems in the restrooms, please call our main office at 757-382-6411.
  • In addition to snacks and bait, the Snack Shack sells park t-shirts, chilled slushies, and souvenir cups. Check it out!
  • The store sells frozen bait as well as chicken necks, sinkers, nets, basic fishing tackle, and ice ($2 bag).
  • If you are a boater, please be cautious of our creek neighbors, especially the tugboats. There can be a lot of tugboat and barge traffic so please stay alert and safe.
  • A fish cleaning station with water service is on the dock to the left of the boat ramp.
  • The end of the boat dock and to the right of the boat ramp has a gate that can be opened at the discretion of the City. During normal operating hours, this gate will stay locked and off-limits. Mooring, up to 24 hours, will only be permitted on the end closest to the ramp.
  • Docks are lighted for safety during night boating.
  • The beautiful covered pavilion that is attached to the Ship Shop is a great place to have lunch and/or enjoy views of the river.
  • Shelters are available for rent. Rentals can be done at our main office at 1224 Progressive Drive from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. Call 757-382-6411 for additional details and availability. Rental fees will be consistent with the fees charged for shelters of similar size at City Park.