The birds, the trees and happy dogs on leashes! This spring we're thrilled to be able to offer three FREE educational programs for Brookdale Park goers with all kinds of interests. We know you'll enjoy this amazing line up of engaging and knowledgeable speakers. 

If you plan to attend, please send a quick RSVP via the simple form at the bottom of this post so that we are accommodate all guests comfortably and send notice of any last minute changes to the event. Thank you!

Please note that there is no fee for these programs, but donations to the Brookdale Park Conservancy from participants are always welcomed and will be put towards improving the park's landscape and wildlife habitat.

“Improving Dog Reactivity on Leash” Talk w/ Fern Camacho
Tuesday, April 18, 7-8PM (this event has passed)
Brookdale Park Maintenance Building

One of the most common (and embarrassing) problems people have with their dogs is barking, lunging, excitement and grumpiness while walking your dog on leash. Join Dog Behaviorist and Professional Trainer Fernando Camacho to discuss why dogs react, what the common triggers are and the specific things you can do on your walks to both manage and improve your dog’s behavior on leash. 

This talk will be hosted at the Brookdale Park Maintenace Building along West Circuit Drive. If driving to this event, please enter at Bellevue Avenue and park in the upper parking lot by the stadium. 

At the end of the talk, there will be time for some Q&A so attendees can get their questions answered. Please note that this is a talk, not a workshop - people attendees only.

"Discovering the Birds of Brookdale Park" Bird Walk w/ Rick Wright
Sunday, April 23, 9-10:30AM
Begins at Upper Parking Lot next to Grandstand

Join Rick Wright, author of American Birding Association Field Guide to New Jersey Birds, for an early morning bird walk in Brookdale Park. The tour begins in the upper parking lot between the grandstand and the maintenance building (reached by turning into the park from Bellevue Avenue). Participants will 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 of the park. Bring water, a snack, and a notebook and pencil; if you have them, binoculars can be useful, too.


“Trees of Brookdale Park” Walk w/ Stephen Schuckman
Saturday, April 29, 11AM
Begins at Upper Parking Lot next to Stadium

Do you know the difference between a magnolia and a maple? Enjoy a tree-identification walk through Brookdale Park where you will learn to identify common and not so common trees with our local township forester and NJ-certified tree expert, Steve Schuckman.