Our Local Parks make Brevard County a better place to live. By providing safe places to get active, enjoy nature, preserve the environment and bring people together, our parks are essential to our health and well-being. That is why from April 1 to April 30 Brevard County residents will have the opportunity to help one of three park projects and give them a chance to receive $20,000 in grant funding to make improvements.
The projects are:
- Bernice Jackson / Walter Butler Soccer Field in Sharpes
- EEL Program’s Sams House Nature Pavilion at Pine Island Conservation Area in Merritt Island
- Wickham Park Community Garden in Melbourne
www.NRPA.org/BeInspired, park supporters can vote daily for their favorite park project. At the end of April the project with the most votes will receive the grant funding.
This 134-acre community park features nine multipurpose fields (three lighted), four lighted baseball fields, three softball fields (two lighted), one tee ball field, two lighted basketball courts, four concession buildings, three playgrounds, two large pavilions, three family pavilions, pedways, boardwalks, nature preserve areas, a fishing pier, two restroom buildings, a maintenance building, and an 18,000-square-foot community center.
The community center was built to hurricane standards to be used as a special needs shelter and provides a gymnasium, banquet kitchen with serving counter, a large multi-use/banquet room with divider, three meeting/multi-use rooms, and two sets of restrooms (one set with showers).
- Community Center
- Large multi-use/banquet room with divider
- 3 small meeting/multi-use rooms
- 2 Large Pavilions (seat 120 each)
- 3 Family Pavilions (seat 20 each)
- Field Use
Parking, Pedways, Restrooms, Pavilions, Playgrounds, Community Center Dos & Don’ts:
- Service animals only.
- Alcoholic beverages in designated areas only.
- Other restrictions as posted.