Castaway Point Park is a city park that provides one of the few natural beaches along the Indian River Lagoon. Located on a peninsula between the Indian River Lagoon and the mouth of Turkey Creek, the park provides excellent fishing from two fishing piers.
Coconut Point Sanctuary is a 62-acre habitat of coastal strand, oak scrub, coastal oak forest, and mangrove forest located in Melbourne Beach, FL. Encompassing, ancient sand dunes from the Atlantic Ocean to the Indian River Lagoon, Coconut Point Sanctuary was once inhabited by Ais Indians- And according to local lore, Juan Ponce de Leon also set foot in the same location in 1513.
Cyclocross Rotary Park features Central Florida's only "flyover" which, is a big draw for cyclocross fans. To use the Cyclocross Rotary Park must obtain a Parks & Recreation Identification Card from the city of Palm Bay. Cyclists must provide a signed and notarized waiver in order to obtain the free identification card.
Turkey Creek A tributary of the Indian River with its mouth in the bay of Palm Bay, Turkey Creek is a 4.1 mile-long waterway that runs through the Town of Malabar and City of Palm Bay. Take a guided tour through the Turkey Creek Sanctuary which offers two distinct habitats, each home to endangered plants and animals.
A variety of habitats can be found in Jordan Scrub Sanctuary, a 354-acre protected sanctuary maintained by Brevard County's Environmentally Endangered Lands program. The sanctuary features beautiful natural landscapes such as scenic lakes, seasonal marshes, and scrubby flatwoods.
This 25.57-acre regional beach park features 2 beach crossovers, a small pavilion, restrooms, and parking. The park commemorates the epic 1513 voyage of Juan Ponce de León and his landing near Melbourne Beach, Florida on April 2. Juan Ponce de León's 7,980 nautical mile exploration into unknown waters set the stage for the subsequent European colonization of the USA.
The sanctuary features a hiking trail with 2 bridges, boardwalk over wetland areas, and an observation deck over a marsh pond- Visitors experience a variety of protected barrier island habitats: coastal strand, maritime hammock, and mangrove forests.
Max K. Rodes Park is a large park encompassing 134 acres. The park's facilities include a community center with a small kitchen, athletic fields, and a swimming lake with seasonal lifeguards. This Melbourne park operated by Brevard County Parks & Recreation also has Little League fields, a concession stand, a basketball court, volleyball court, shuffleboard court, playground, two small pavilions and picnic tables.
The Micco Scrub Sanctuary protects 1,322 acres of Brevard's remaining scrubby flatwoods and mesic flatwoods habitat. This mosaic of seasonal marshes and dry flatwoods shelters many indigenous species of plants and animals that cannot be found anywhere else in the county- The long trails running through the Micco Scrub Sanctuary gives hikers many chances to spot wildlife.
1925: The 200 residents of Tillman decide their name doesn't accurately depict the charming town and petition to change the name to Palm Bay. 1960: Under the leadership of Mayor Harry Pollak and the Town Council, Palm Bay continues to grow and is incorporated as a city with 2,808 residents.
Palm Bay is a city in Brevard County, Florida, United States. The U.S. Census Bureau estimated the city's population as 100,786 on 1 July 2008; it is the most populous city in the county. Palm Bay is a principal city of the Palm Bay–Melbourne–Titusville Metropolitan Statistical Area, which had an estimated population of 536,521 on 1 July 2008.
When it comes to supportive senior living, only one choice sits at the water’s edge overlooking the tranquil Indian River in Palm Bay, Florida. Only one offers resort-style amenities and unobstructed views of the majestic sunrise from nearly every window. RiverView Senior Resort.
Spessard Holland North Beach Park in Melbourne Beach is a 6.5-acre community beach side park with seasonal lifeguards. A popular family park featuring a 150' boardwalk and two small pavilions, it provides easy beach access for surf fishing and beach goers.
Turkey Creek Sanctuary canoe landing in Palm Bay A kayak trip on Turkey Creek in Palm Bay combines the best of two outdoor treats – paddling and hiking. The scenic 6-mile-roundtrip kayak outing takes you to Palm Bay’s Turkey Creek Sanctuary, where you can get out and explore 3.5 miles of trails, including a 1.25-mile boardwalk through a lush hammock.
Oli Johnson, former Park Ranger, exploring Turkey Creek Sanctuary from a kayak. About Turkey Creek Sanctuary As part of the Brevard County Environmentally Endangered Lands (EEL) program and the East Florida section of the Great Florida Birding Trail, Turkey Creek Sanctuary is 130 acres of wonder, biodiversity and natural resources.