Ballard Park is a unique place for visiting with family and friends and it is arranged on the Indian River Lagoon and the Eau Gallie River. It contains ious recreational offices and civilities, including vessel slopes, lit tennis courts, and a structure. The recreation center additionally contains a commemoration to naturalist and creator Thomas Barbour, who frequented the shell hills on the recreation center grounds as a kid.
Two archeologists have conjectured that the recreation center is on the site of the previous As Indian town of Pentoaya, where they spent their summers. The Melbourne High School paddling group bases their preparation here.