There are no less than 108 parks in Brevard County, all of them free and fun for the whole family. Every so often, Brevard Happening profiles one of these community gems.
This week’s park: Community Park of Rockledge / Dick Blake Park
398 Gus Hipp Boulevard in Rockledge
During soccer season, it’s buzzing with activity. During my visit in January it was quieter, with families enjoying the playground, a few adventurous souls in the skate park and a few people biking on the path.
This park is a great place to kick around a ball, slide and swing, or practice your Tony Hawk-like skateboarding skills. The pavilion has a capacity of 160 and grills to accommodate a weekend barbeque.
In addition, the Community Park of Rockledge features walking trails wind through Florida scrublands that offer a peaceful retreat. Those on bikes can ride along the paved trail, accessible from Murrell Road. Parking is located at the Gus Hipp entrance. On the day we visited, there was ample parking, but it probably fills up during soccer practice.
My take? If you are looking for a park with a little bit to offer everyone, this is a great one to visit. You can check out the official Brevard County Parks and Recreation page on Dick Blake Park for even more information.
|This article was contributed by Barbara Arnold, owner of Creative Copywrite Couture, which specializes in communications for businesses. She began her career in the corporate communications department of one of the largest companies in the world, focusing on community relations, human resources communications and newsletter writing and editing. Today she works on projects from marketing and press releases to global communications campaigns. A UCF Knight with a Bachelor’s in English Literature and a Master’s in Mass Communications, Barb is a rare Florida native. In addition to her day job, she is the founder of Sandy Paws Brevard, a service organization that helped establish the first dog-friendly beach in Brevard. Likes: family, fur kids, the beach, reading and travel.|