The Red River Flora LbNA # 42155
|Placed Date||Jan 7 2012|
|Location||Riverwalk - A Family Park, Rockledge, FL|
The Red River Flora is hidden in Riverwalk-A Family Park. The park consists of a nature center, a long boardwalk through native vegetation and a small lagoon beach. The nature center is open Tuesday through Friday 9-6 pm and saturday 10-2pm. The park hours are from 9-5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday and closed for major holidays. The center telephone is 433-4490. Restrooms and a water fountain are located off a covered, outside pavilion.
To reach the park from I-95 southbound or northbound, take exit 195 (Fiske Blvd., SR 519) and go straight on Barnes Blvd. for about 2 miles and turn right (south) on U.S. 1. Make a U-turn into the northbound lane, the park is on the right.
From 520 go South 7 miles on U.S. 1 and make a U-turn into the northbound lane, the park is on the right.
Enter the park and follow to the boardwalk. You will see a no smoking sign and a kiosk about winged migratory visitors to your left. There will be a sign warning of slippery steps and many labeled stakes and signs noting native “Flora-idians” to your left and right. Take time to enjoy the beautiful scenery that is rapidly disappearing from Rockledge and our county. If you are lucky, a fluttering butterfly or bird may cross your path. Continue on through the park to observe the giant Leather Ferns and the small lagoon beach. Head back along the boardwalk, return to the parking lot and take a right into the nature center. Your quest ends at the water tank containing the red mangroves.
Please replace the contents and resecure the box. Take time to chat with the friendly and knowledgeable staff and observe the plants, animals and hands-on activities.
Note: This park has some great kid's events from time to time. Check with the Brevard County Parks website or call 433-4490 for updates.