4905 N Tropical Trail, Merritt Island
Parks Referendum Project
FROM US Hwy 1, go east 2.7 miles on SR-528 to the SR-3 Exit, then left onto Courtenay Parkway (SR-3) and go 3 miles. Turn left on Porcher Road, go 0.4 miles, then right on North Tropical Trail and go 0.2 miles to the park entrance.
Open after sunrise until dusk, except for scheduled use.
This 29.49-acre community river park is a fisherman's retreat. An access road extends from an equestrian facility at the park entrance to a small lagoon that offers refuge for manatees and a launch site for canoes. A natural trail around the lagoon provides access for shoreline fishing. Parks Referendum improvements include a playground, benches, picnic tables and grill located in a shaded area. Construction of a pavilion with serving area and restrooms commences late 2004. For Parks
WATCHABLE WILDLIFE: Waterfowl, Manatees, Bottlenose Dolphin
FACILITY RESERVATIONS: 321-455-1380
Medium Pavilion (seats 100), Equestrian Rings
ADA ACCESSIBLE: Parking, Pavilion, Playground
· Boat Launch (nonmotorized)
· Equestrian Rings
· Fishing (lagoon shoreline)
· Wildlife Observation
DOS & DON'TS: 1) Service animals only or dogs on short leash and only when leading dog between vehicle and boat. 2) Alcoholic beverages in designated areas only. 3) Other restrictions as posted.