Erna Nixon Park

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Erna Nixon Park
Erna Nixon Park Sign 1.jpg
Sign inside Erna Nixon Park
Type Public park[1]
Location 1200 Evans Road
Melbourne, Florida
Coordinates 28°05′24.73″N 80°39′25.90″W / 28.0902028°N 80.6571944°W / 28.0902028; -80.6571944
Area 53.93 acres or 21.82 ha[1]
Operated by Brevard County
Open All year

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.[1] 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.[1] The park also hosts frequent events, such as the semi-annual Moonlight Stroll that takes place in the evening and includes live music.[1] 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.


  1. ^ a b c d e 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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