What We Do

Conservancy Projects & Programs

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

  • Educational 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

Advocacy Items w/ Essex County

  • Removal of Hazardous, Dead and Rapidly Deteriorating Trees

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

  • Roadway Striping to Calm Vehicular Traffic

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

Programming Partnership w/ Rutgers Master Gardeners of Essex County

  • Invasive Plant Management & Eradication Activities

  • Parkwide Pruning Program

  • Pollinator Garden Development and Maintenance

  • Rose Garden Maintenance & Enhancements


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.