SPACE COAST VETERANS DAY FLOAT
Event will be held at Kiwanis Island Park, Merritt Island, Florida.
This a public launch and parking is limited so please be considerate of other anglers. Parking will be first come serve. There are more parking spots available in the main area and across the street. Expect to see our Heroes On the Water banner. (HOW)
If time and weather permit, we could find ourselves fishing once the event is over. So come prepared just in case.
HOW TO GET THERE: From Interstate 95, take Exit 201, FL-520 E/W King St., (signs for Cocoa Hist Dist/Veterans Mem. Ctr/Merritt Island/Cocoa Beach). Travel for 7.1 miles, just passed the Hooters there is a small bridge, the entrance to Kiwanis Island Park is at the light on the left. The boat launch is just inside to the left, parking is to the right and in the back area. Alternate launch location is in the back section of the park. We will try to update as changes occur.
Send your questions through Facebook Messenger or email at SpaceCoastFl@heroesonthewater.org
RULES: Event is: *** DRUG and ALCOHOL FREE ***
Heroes & guests are NOT allowed to be on/in a kayak(s) during the event without a designated HOW guide or required safety equipment. You MUST wear your personal flotation device (PFD) the entire time while you are on/in the kayak.
Food and drinks will be provided; however, you are welcome to bring your own snack/food/drinks if you have special needs/preferences. Bring a lawn chair or something to sit on since many of our locations are primitive and may not have a place to sit.
In the past years there has been food provided by the sponsors for the Veterans Day event at the Brevard County Veterans Memorial Center (VMC). We are not aware of this occurring since the onset of COVID. As a precaution, we suggest you bring a dry set of clothing, since this is water related event, and we never know about the weather & tides.
COVID-19 operations are still in affect or until further notice. So please monitor the 6-foot rules and minimize the opportunity to be at risk. Events are subject to change based on things out of the Leadership Teams control.
Please be on time, since we can never tell the weather, or the tides could change our event.
PADDLE. FISH. HEAL.