Erna Nixon Park

1200 Evans Rd
West Melbourne, FL 32904

(321) 952-4525

Hours of Operation
Day Hours
Monday - Sunday Dawn to Dusk
Address and Phone

Erna Nixon Park

1200 Evans Rd
West Melbourne, FL 32904

(321) 952-4525

Hours of Operation
Day Hours
Monday - Sunday Dawn to Dusk

Erna Nixon Park

  • Summer Food Service Program

    Jun 30, 2020, 13:53 PM by Parks and Recreation Department
    Summer Food Service Program will be available at twelve sites starting Monday, June 1st, until Friday, August 7th.
  • COVID19 - Park Status Report

    Jun 24, 2020, 11:39 AM by Parks and Recreation Department
    Due to COVID-19, programs and events offered by the Brevard County Parks Department will be adjusted according to CDC guidelines.

Key Park Features

This 53.93-acre community park is named after the Melbourne Village naturalist, Erna Nixon, featuring a natural Florida hammock and nature preserve. A popular site for nature walks and outdoor community events such as the Moonlight Stroll that takes place after dark with live music and food vendors. Erna Nixon Park contains a 3,000 foot (910 m) elevated boardwalk winding through a natural Florida hammock, containing native plant species and small animals such as evergreen shrubs, live oaks with hanging Spanish moss, the gopher tortoise, indigo snakes, Pileated woodpeckers, and many other species of plants and animals. The park offers a small Nature Center with exhibits for viewing, a medium pavilion with picnic tables and restrooms.

For more information about the park, events, or to schedule a tour, please call (321) 952-4525. We look forward to your visit!



Playgrounds: No

Restrooms: Yes

Ocean Beach: No

Bicycle Roadways: No

Athletic Facilities: No

Nature Trails / Centers:

300 sq. ft. Nature Center & 3,000 ln ft. Nature

Community Centers: No

Gymnasium: No

Boat Ramps: No

Camping Features: No


1 - 35 'x 88' with 8 picnic tables

Picnic Shelters / Areas: No

Fishing Features: No


Additional fees may apply for water, electricity, serving areas and kitchens.

Erna Nixon Pavilion

1 - 35 'x 88' with 8 picnic tables

Reserve Pavilion


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