Nature & Outdoors

Top Parks for Picnics on the Space Coast

Lori Wilson Park

Enjoy the Space Coast and its restaurants at the same time!

Everyone loves a picnic, and the Space Coast is full of incredible parks where you can bring some local takeout or your very own picnic basket. Equipped with picnic tables, pavilions, bathrooms, playgrounds, trails, and views for days, these spots will keep you and your family busy for hours after you’ve enjoyed a fun bite to eat outside. 

Beachfront Parks of the Space Coast

Cherie Down Park

Beachfront parks are a great option for families looking to enjoy their takeout before hitting the beach. These Space Coast parks feature picnic tables, shade, grills, and restrooms with running water for you to enjoy your meal and our 72 miles of coastline without turning your sub into a SAND-wich. 

Jetty Park – Port Canaveral 

Cheri Down Park -Cape Canaveral 

Lori Wilson Park – Cocoa Beach 

Pelican Beach Park – Satellite Beach

Indialantic Beach James H. Nance Park – Indialantic 

Paradise Beach at Howard E. Futch Park – Indialantic 

Sebastian Inlet State Park – Melbourne Beach

Lagoon-front Parks of the Space Coast

Castaways Point Park

Castaways Point Park

Enjoy the stunning views of the Indian River Lagoon and watch a few dolphins frolic in the waves while you enjoy your meal from your favorite Space Coast restaurant! These lagoon-side parks are complete with bathrooms, pavilions, park benches, playgrounds, and picnic tables perfect for some fresh air on your family getaway. 

Veterans Memorial Park – Titusville 

Kelly Park – Merritt Island

Kiwanis Island Park – Merritt Island 

Riverfront Park – Cocoa Village

Pineapple Park – Eau Gallie

Rotary Park at Suntree – Melbourne

River View Park – Downtown Melbourne

Ryckman Park -Melbourne Beach

Castaways Point Park – Palm Bay

Inland Parks of the Space Coast

Viera Regional Park

Viera Regional Park

Just because you’re not staying near the water, doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the outdoors and culinary delights of the Space Coast. There are many wonderful inland parks that allow your family to play, bike, hike, and stretch out after your takeout feast. Check out a few of these parks with picnic tables, pavilions, hiking & biking trails, and multi-use sports fields. 

Chain of Lakes Park – Titusville 

Viera Regional Park – Viera

Wickham Park – Melbourne

Inspiration Park – Palm Bay

Two things that are never boring on the Space Coast are our gorgeous views and local eats. Pair the creations of our amazing chefs and restaurants with our unforgettable parks and you’ve got a meal you’ll never forget. 

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