Conservancy Programs


Spring Beautification Program

Each fall, the Brookdale Park Conservancy coordinates a volunteer event where hundreds of spring flowering bulbs are planted in the park. 

For the third year in a row, May in Montclair, a local nonprofit working in partnership with the Montclair Arts Council, has generously sponsored this program providing all the bulbs.  Our continued graditute goes out to them. To find out more about their wonderful organization, visit


Whack Attacks, aka Invasive Plant Species Control

Two to three times each year, the Brookdale Park Conservancy coordinates large scale volunteer events known as Whack Attacks in an attempt to curb the devastation caused by invasive plant species in the most at-risk areas of our park. Wether it is because you have a sense of duty to protect the park or just need a way to work out stress, you can make a tremendous difference by participating in this important event. Visit NJ Invasive Species Strike Team's website for more info on this serious issue.


On Site Evergreen Nursery

Starting on Arbor Day 2011, 98 White Pine saplings were purchased from the NJ Forestry Service through the Conservancy's Annual Fund. Volunteers built a raised planting bed, so that adults and children could plant the saplings. Our volunteers continue to care for the "baby trees" throughout the year. Eventually, when the saplings are more viable, they will be planted in appropriate locations within the park.

We plant to continue this program with addionial beds being built each spring for planting as a kid friendly planting and educational event.