The AHF owns about 50 acres of parkland, open space and buffers scattered throughout the village. It also owns some property just outside the northern boundary of the Town .It purchased these lots to provide a buffer between the residential uses in the village and neighboring commercial use.
Decades latter we are ever grateful to our founders and urban planner Louise Ordorne for giving us so much parkland. Our parks and green spaces provide habitat for wildlife, provide visual screening, help clean the air of dust, generate oxygen for the atmosphere, shade our homes and reduce energy costs, buffer storms, stabilize soil, and provide recreation space.
If you ask a resident what they like most about Melbourne Village the are likely to say ‘the trees’ and ‘the park like atmosphere.’
Our parkland and foot paths are private property but we allow the public to visit. Of course, we reserve the right to close the parks at any time should that be necessary. Our use rules are very simple.
Daytime use only
Foot traffic and bicycles, no horses or motorized access.
Do not remove or add any plant or animal without permission.
No smoking, Dud!
Groups (scouts, jogging clubs, et etc) – get advanced permission
A more detailed and formal park use policy can be found under the Online Library tab of this web site.
A down loadable application form to use AHF parkland by groups and events can be found under the Online Library tab of this web site.
In addition to the AHF parkland, Brevard County and the Town own right-of-ways and maintain a number of large drainage canals which provide green space and buffers between residential lots. The Town also owns some buffers along the town boundaries.