Brevard County Erna Nixon Park, Melbourne

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Erna Nixon Park is a public park located on 1200 Evans Road, Melbourne, Florida. It contains a 3000ft elevated boardwalk through a natural Florida hammock. The park contains ferns and old live oaks with hanging Spanish moss. It provides a natural habitat for several species of birds and small animals, such as the gopher tortoise and indigo snake. The park also hosts frequent events, such as the semi-annual Moonlight Stroll that takes place in the evening and includes live music. The park is named after Melbourne Village naturalist Erna Nixon (B: November 3, 1891).
The Erna Nixon Park Nature Center features exhibits of animal mounts and live small animals.
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  • Welcome to Jurassic Park. Hidden away gem of a park. The walk is easy. Clean restrooms and plenty of parking. An easy drive and easy to get to. Get your steps in with 3-4 laps around the trail.  more »
  • Nixon park is well-maintained. The boardwalk is very nice the view of the trees and plants and animals makes it a worthwhile visit. There is no cost to enter or park.  more »

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