The Brooks Estate
Artist rendering – The Brooks Estate Plan
A Gift from the Past, a Legacy for the Future
An urban oasis with 50 acres of protected open space, the Brooks Estate in Medford, Massachusetts is a beloved environmental and historical treasure.
Nestled in a landscape of wooded paths along Grove Street in West Medford, The Brooks Estate offers sanctuary for visitors seeking escape from the hustle and bustle of city life.
Enjoy nature’s rich pageant year-round along The Brooks Pond habitat, where fish, migrating birds, and various forest creatures make their home.
Follow the walking path up to the majestic Shepherd Brooks Manor and Carriage House, each an architectural masterpiece and the focus of ongoing restoration for continued community benefit.
More than a collection of trails, the Brooks Estate provides a critical habitat for native and migrating birds and small mammals. Join your neighbors and stroll (or jog) on the trails, seek birds, fish in the Pond (catch and release), or simply relish the outdoors.
Did you know that the Brooks Estate is on the National Register of Historic Places? Learn more about the history of the Estate and how the Brooks family and generations of Medford residents have contributed to local and national history over almost four centuries.
Latest News & Events
Join us for the 2023 Brooks Estate Annual Picnic! Saturday, July 15, 2023 12:00p-3:00p Tours! Raffle! Fun! As always, we supply the hot dogs, burgers and veggie burgers, and soft drinks. Attendees are kindly asked to bring/donate an item from this list: – chips/snacks – salads – fruit – cookies – juice – other grill […]
Medford’s Brooks Estate: A Gift from the Past, a Legacy for the Future An illustrated talk by Tom Lincoln, President, Medford-Brooks Estate Land Trust (M-BELT) The Brooks Estate is 50 acres of conservation land, graced by Brooks Pond, wooded walking trails and the historic Shepherd Brooks Manor and Carriage House. Owned by the residents of […]
Work Begins on Final Phase of Grove Street Wall Restoration Work has begun on the final phase of the restoration of the historic stone wall along Grove Street. The focus is on the portion of the Wall that ends at the former entrance drive for the Point of Rocks mansion, near the Winchester line. This part of the Wall […]
Come for a look at the historic Shepherd Brooks Manor and an update on our progress on its restoration. Brief tours are given periodically; the last tour is at 3:40pm. Refreshments, of course! Please refer to the bottom of this page for directions and parking. If you need accessible parking for this day only, please […]
We are seeking volunteers to help spruce up the Manor & grounds for our 2023 season. Volunteers are needed for a variety of tasks both outdoors and in the Manor. Work will include: trail work, manor yard work, manor cleaning; staining the west porch floor, and other items as needed. We also will be working […]
Join us as we search for early spring migrants – particularly Pine, Palm, and Yellow-rumped Warblers, but there may also be phoebes, several sparrows, kinglets and thrushes. Or, let’s find a surprise! Meet at the green gate at 8am on Wednesday, April 12, 2023. For more information, please contact Diana Fruguglietti or email@example.com. Co-sponsored with […]
We are excited to once again host our Annual Spring Clean Up on Saturday, April 29th beginning at 10am. There will be light refreshments and tours of the manor following the completion of the clean up. We would love for you to volunteer! Email firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to our volunteer list. If you are […]
The 2022 Annual Meeting of the Medford-Brooks Estate Land Trust, Inc. (M-BELT), a Massachusetts non-profit corporation, will be held on December 1 2022 via ZOOM, at 6:30p.m. local time, for the following purposes: To elect a President of M-BELT, Inc., from the membership for a term commencing December 2, 2022 and ending as of the […]
Donate today and continue the legacy left to our community by the Brooks family. Your monetary support will help preserve, restore, and transform the Estate into a fully-functional community destination for the enjoyment of all.