Join us and help keep Brookdale Park beautiful.

BEGIN OR RENEW YOUR BPC MEMBERSHIP today

We encourage everyone that cares about Brookdale Park to start or renew their membership with the Conservancy by making donation of $25 or more. Benefits that include:

  • Invitations to special members-only events.
  • Priority registration and discounts for Conservancy programs including park tours and indoor presentations on park related topics.
  • Email subscription to keep informed of park news and project updates
  • Voting privileges to elect the Conservancy's Board of Trustees

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT support

HOW much of MY GIFT will actually BENEFIT THE PARK?

100% of your gift goes towards furthering our mission of improving and maintaining Brookdale Park while increasing environmental awareness through volunteer activities and educational programming. In recent years, the majority of Brookdale Park Conservancy's annual revenue has been put towards park improvement projects that aim to restore the park's original Olmsted Brothers' master plan and enhance its wildlife habitat. Since being founded in 2008, 100% of our administrative and fundraising costs have been covered by the annual contributions of our dedicated Board of Trustees and the matching/granting programs of their generous employers. A visual snap shot of our 2016 financials is below:

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AS AN ESSEX COUNTY TAX PAYER, WHY SHOULD I GIVE MORE MONEY TO THE PARK?

We are occasionally asked by local residents why they should provide additional resources to a public park that their tax dollars are supporting. The answer is simple. While a small portion of your taxes enable Essex County to maintain the basic needs of the park (lawn mowing,  leaf collection, facility maintenance) and to fund capital projects (park wide lighting improvements, new playground construction and bathroom renovations), the most notable public parks around the world have achieved their status in thanks to additional support from individuals, local businesses and granting institutions. By donating to the Brookdale Park Conservancy, you are helping make our beloved park extraordinary.

A public park can only truly thrive when community members like you, are willing to offer up time and/or donations to non-profit organizations like ours. Think of us as a booster club or a PTA - we pick up where tax dollars leave off, ensuring that our park becomes the absolute best it can possibly be today and for future generations.

Have a question that isn't answered above? Send us an email.

I'd like to attend a Meeting to listen in and find out more, when do you hold them?

Brookdale Park Conservancy general meetings are typically held on the fourth Wednesday of most months (there are no meetings in July and December). The Conservancy's Board of Trustees meets at least twice each year to evaluate programming, budgeting and various administrative issues. An Annual Meeting of the Membership is held every March where elections take place for Board Officers and Trustees. All meetings are open to the public. Please check our calendar for meetings dates, times and locations as well as other upcoming public events that you may attend and participate in. Don't hesitate to send us an email to find out more about the organization if our meeting schedule doesn't line up with your availability.