Grandpa Dick's Letterbox LbNA # 17719
|Found By||Johnson's Wild Homeschool (Attempted) |
|Last Update||Jan 26 2015 |
This letterbox is placed in honor of Richard Burley (1921-2005) by his children and grandchildren. The stamp, carved by his granddaughter “Archimedes’ Screw,” depicts some of the things that he loved. We have each written a short memory and we invite you to share a memory about your grandfather when you log in.
It is hidden in the Turkey Creek Sanctuary. The sanctuary consists of boardwalks through native vegetation areas, a jogging trail with exercise stations, and the Margaret Hames Nature Center. The winding Turkey Creek is visible from the boardwalk in many areas.
Park hours are from 7:00 a.m. to sunset everyday. The Nature Center is staffed by City Park Rangers and volunteers and is usually open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Center telephone is (321)-952-3433. Rest rooms and water are located in the Nature Center.
To reach the sanctuary from southbound I-95, exit at 70A and turn east on Palm Bay Road 2.6 miles to Babcock St. Turn right (south) 1.0 miles to Port Malabar Boulevard. Turn left (east) and proceed about 1.1 miles.
To reach the Sanctuary from northbound I-95, exit at 70 (not 70A) and turn east on Malabar Road 0.5 mile to Babcock St. Turn left (north) 1.3 miles to Port Malabar Boulevard. Turn right (east) and proceed about 1.1 miles.
From U.S. 1, turn west at Port Malabar Blvd. Go west 1.7 miles and turn left (south) at the Turkey Creek road sign.
The Palm Bay Community Center is seen on the south side of the Port Malabar Boulevard. There is a 400 foot communications tower within the Turkey Creek property. Turn south on the east side of P.B.C.C. Park at the back west of the library. The Sanctuary entrance is on the north side of the parking lot.
Directions to Grandpa Dick's Letterbox:
Follow the path that leads to the Turkey Creek Sanctuary Park sign. Take the trail marked "Great Florida Birding Trail" with a wooden fence to your right. Follow the sign pointing toward the boardwalk. Walk past the "Welcome to Turkey Creek" sign. Go left when the path splits, continuing to follow the boardwalk signs. At the end of the fence turn right before the picnic bench. Find the first tree on the right. Grandpa Dick's Letterbox is to the left rear of this tree under a couple of man-made rocks and a stick.
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