We help improve Brookdale Park through landscape restoration, volunteerism and advocacy.
Established in 1928 and designed by the world renowned Olmsted Firm, Brookdale Park's historic landscape is rapidly deteriorating. We aim to improve and maintain the park's natural beauty through ongoing restoration projects and volunteer activities. Our advocacy efforts intend to promote park stewardship, wildlife appreciation and environmental awareness for all ages along with community outreach to better guide capital improvement projects.
We cannot achieve these goals alone. We need your help.
Ready to meet some new (feathered) friends in Brookdale Park?!?
This Saturday, join Rick Wright, author of the ABA Field Guide to New Jersey Birds, to “Discover the Birds of Brookdale Park”. Our walks begin in the upper parking lot between the grandstand and the maintenance building, reached by turning into the park from Bellevue Avenue. We’ll walk approximately one mile on wide, level sidewalks and paths; our pace will be slow and relaxed, with plenty of time to appreciate and learn about the migrant and resident birds we find. Bring water, a snack, and a notebook and pencil; if you have them, binoculars can be useful, too. There is no fee for these walks, but donations to the Brookdale Park Conservancy are welcomed and will be put towards improving the park’s bird habitat.
Rick Wright is a professional tour leader with Victor Emanuel Nature Tours and a department editor at Birding, the flagship publication of the American Birding Association. Wright is a widely published author and sought-after speaker at birding festivals and conventions. He has lived and birded in Massachusetts, New Jersey, Illinois, Arizona, Austria, and Germany. Wright lives in Bloomfield, New Jersey.
we're Celebrating 10 Years of Service!
Simple ways to help the park in the New Year...
show your park pride
We're excited to be able to offer our volunteers and financial supporters a selection of special thank you gifts. If you haven't already received your gift, please fill out our online form and start showing your Brookdale Park pride!
Shop Amazon Smile
Set up your everyday purchases to benefit Brookdale Park by shopping through smile.amazon.com and selecting Brookdale Park Conservancy as your charity of choice.
ask about matching
Per DoubletheDonation.com, only about 1 in 10 eligible donors get their donations matched by their employers. Contact us to help you find out about matching and grant opportunities that could help benefit the park.