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Erna Nixon Park

This 53.93-acre community park features a natural Florida hammock and nature preserve. A popular site for nature walks and outdoor festivals including the annual Crackerfest, it features an elevated boardwalk winding through three different ecosystems where native plant species and small animals can be viewed. A medium pavilion with picnic tables and restrooms adjoins a Nature Center where exhibits are displayed. For information about tours and events, call (321) 952-4525.

2014 Summer Nature Camp Info

Erna Nixon Park will host Nature Camp this summer. Camp will run for 6 weeks: June 2-6, June 9-13, June 16-20, June 23-27, July 7-11, and July 14-18. The cost is $90 per week plus the cost of field trips. Normal camp hours are 9 am to 4 pm but may vary due to certain field trips. Nature Camp is designed for kids, ages 7 to 13 who love the outdoors. It offers a mix of science and nature activities that promote environmental education. Registration for Nature Camp is currently open. For more information or to register for camp, please visit or call the center at (321) 952-4525.

Nature Camp Calendars and Forms:


Nature Camp Calendar

Registration Form

Financial Assistance Information





Activities:
  • Annual Events - Moonlight Strolls
  • Guided Walks
  • Picnics/Brown Bag Lunch
  • Nature Boardwalk (3000 ft)
  • Nature Center Exhibits
  • Wildlife Observation

Watchable Wildlife: Gopher Tortoise, Indigo snake; Listed in State of Florida Great Florida Birding Trail—Summer Tanager, Eastern Towhee, and mixed Warbler flocks in migration

ADA Access: Parking, Restrooms, Pavilion, Nature Boardwalk

Dos & Don’ts:
  • Service animals only.
  • Alcoholic beverages in designated areas only.
  • Other restrictions as posted.
Erna Nixon Park
1200 Evans Rd
West Melbourne, FL 32904
(321) 952-4525



Park Open Daily 9 AM to 5 PM


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