Riverwalk – A Family Park To Host Hypertufa Garden Stepping Stone Workshops In September

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proceeds go to Nature Explore Classroom

Nestled along the Indian River Lagoon, this 6.37-acre community park features a Nature Center and boardwalk, which winds through a natural Florida hammock to the lagoon. A pavilion with restrooms is also situated in this natural setting. For more information about nature walks and activities, call 321-433-4490.

Nestled along the Indian River Lagoon, this 6.37-acre community park features a Nature Center and boardwalk, which winds through a natural Florida hammock to the lagoon. A pavilion with restrooms is also situated in this natural setting. For more information about nature walks and activities, call 321-433-4490.

BREVARD COUNTY • ROCKLEDGE, FLORIDA – Riverwalk – A Family Park will host two workshops in September where citizens can create a hypertufa garden stepping stone using natural material impressions.

These stones will then be placed into the Nature Explore Classroom, a natural themed playground, being built at the park.

The workshops are Saturday, Sept. 10, from 2 – 6 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 24, from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

A donation of $15 per stone is suggested with all proceeds going to purchase the playground equipment for the Nature Explore Classroom.

Nature Explore is a collaborative program of the Arbor Day Foundation and Dimensions Educational Research Foundation, 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations.

CLICK HERE to pre-register for the event. 

Riverwalk - A Family Park, located at 5355 U.S. Highway 1 in Rockledge, was among 15 parks nationwide named as a recipient for a $20,000 grant from the Parks Build Community Contest.

Riverwalk – A Family Park, located at 5355 U.S. Highway 1 in Rockledge, was among 15 parks nationwide named as a recipient for a $20,000 grant from the Parks Build Community Contest.

The mission of this comprehensive, research-based initiative is to help children and families develop a profound engagement with the natural world, where nature is an integral, joyful part of children’s daily learning.

Nature Explore Classrooms include the large motor skill development of a traditional playground but go well beyond that to bring in elements of fine motor skills, art, music, construction, gardening, exploration, and imagination all using natural materials.

Current sponsors for the Nature Explore Classroom at Riverwalk Park include: Coastal Health Systems of Brevard, The Viera Company, Maple Street Natives, Conradina Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society, and Royalty Tree Service.

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Riverwalk’s Nature Explore classroom is slated to be completed by the end of October and will have community build days scheduled in October if you would like to volunteer.

If you are unable to attend the fundraiser, but would still like to help sponsor the playground, you can donate over the phone by contacting Riverwalk Park at 321-433-4490.

More information about these events can be found on Riverwalk’s Facebook page under events or by contacting Riverwalk Nature Center at riverwalk@brevardparks.com

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