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Town of Brookhaven Wildlife and Ecology Center
The Town of Brookhaven Ecology Site, Park & Animal Preserve is located on a reclaimed landfill. Since 1974, when the landfill closed, the Town of Brookhaven Highway Department employees had worked to re-vegetate the hills filled with garbage and to build a modern recreational and educational facility. Some of the amenities at the Holtsville Park include: a triple pool complex; exercise-trail fitness course; nature preserve and ecology center, featuring Buffalo, Bobcats, Eagles, ecology exhibits and tours, free compost, greenhouses, picnic area. We are located at 249 Buckley Road, Holtsville, N.Y. 11742 and our phone number is 631-758-9664

Special Event: Home and Garden Show
March 12-13 and March 19-20
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Parking Fees
Parks Department parking sticker and parking fees apply May 2 - October 16. 

Hours of Operation
January through March
Closed weekend and Holidays
Weekdays 9:00 am to 3:00 pm weather permitting
April 2 through May 27

 9:00 am - 3:00 pm Weekdays
 10:00 am - 3:00 pm Weekends
May 28 through September 25
9:00 am - 4:00 pm 7 days a week
September 26 through December 22
Weekdays 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Weekends and Holidays: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm


Animal Preserve
Animal Preserve
The Town of Brookhaven Wildlife and Ecology Center Animal Preserve is the home of over 100 injured or non-releasable wild animals and farm animals that are available for viewing.
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Tours and Education Programs
Tours and
 Educational Programs

The Town of Brookhaven Wildlife and Ecology Center offers guided tours and hands-on educational programs, such as Pee Wee Gardening and adult horticulture classes.
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Garden Parcels, Adopt a Spot, and Green Houses
Garden Parcels and
Adopt-A-Spot, Greenhouses

The Town of Brookhaven Wildlife and Ecology Center offers 10' X 10' parcels for residents to grow vegetables and flowers. Also, View our greenhouses or Adopt-A-Spot!
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Meeting Rooms and Photo Opportunities
Meeting Rooms and
 Photo Opportunities

The Town of Brookhaven Wildlife and Ecology Center offers meeting rooms for organizations such as civic and youth groups. Also, take advantage of our beautiful atrium for your photo opportunities.
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Compost and Wood Chips
Compost and
Wood Chips

The Town of Brookhaven Wildlife and Ecology Center offers offers free compost and wood chips to all residents. Also, dispose of used motor oil or your recyclables!
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Walking and Exercise Trail
Walking and
Exercise Trail

The Town of Brookhaven Wildlife and Ecology Center offers a walking and exercise trail that is available to all residents. The path has exercise equipment throughout the trail!
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Pool, Playground, and Picnic Area
Pool, Playground,
and Picnic Area

The Town of Brookhaven Wildlife and Ecology Center has three pools, picnic areas, and a playground! The pool is only open during the summer.
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Safety Town and Education
Safety Town
Educational Facility

Safety Town is located at the The Town of Brookhaven Wildlife and Ecology Center. Safety Town will be is replica of a miniature village with an indoor educational facility.
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