What We Do

Conservancy Projects & Programs

  • Landscape Restorations & Enhancements (1,025 trees and shrubs planted since 2008)

  • Educational Park Walks/Workshops/Activities (Adult and Youth)

  • Community Outreach Events

  • Corporate, Collegiate and Church Volunteer Workdays

  • Tribute Tree Program w/Public Registry

  • Eagle Scout and Girl Scout Activities

Programming Partnership w/ Rutgers Master Gardeners of Essex County

  • Streambed Restoration Project*

  • Monarch Butterfly Waystation & Pollinator Garden Project*

  • Parkwide Rejuvenation Pruning Activities

  • Invasive Plant Management & Eradication Activities

  • Historic Rose Garden Maintenance & Enhancements

*These projects are part of Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Essex County’s Environmental Stewards Program

Advocacy Items w/ Essex County

  • Removal of Hazardous and Dead Trees

  • Park Facility Improvements (Restrooms, Playground, Lighting and Paving)

  • Roadway Safety Recommendations

  • Relocations and Additions of Trash, Recycling and Dog Waste Receptacles

Our Mission

The Brookdale Park Conservancy works to preserve, enhance, and promote the park, providing a voice for the community and collaborating with Essex County.

Our Vision

To become an indispensable partner in the stewardship of Brookdale Park, ensuring the sustainability of our preservation efforts by engaging our diverse park community.