Erna Nixon Park
|Erna Nixon Park|
Sign inside Erna Nixon Park
|Location||1200 Evans Road
|Area||53.93 acres or 21.82 ha|
|Operated by||Brevard County|
Erna Nixon Park is a public park located on 1200 Evans Road, Melbourne, Florida. It contains a 3,000-foot (910 m) 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.
- Florida Today. "Erna Nixon Park", Leisure Action: Brevard County Parks & Recreation, Fall 2007 to Spring 2008 (Melbourne, FL: Florida Today, September 2007), p. 23.
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