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
The 2022 Brooks Estate Picnic was a big success, thanks in no small part to our Sponsors and volunteers. Special thank go to these Picnic Sponsors: Platinum Donors: Doug Carr; Ken Krause and Maura McEnaney; Tom Lincoln and Donna Brallier (in Honor of Betty W. Lincoln and Harry B. Lincoln); Seth Nichols (Longitude Media, LLC); […]
The Brooks Estate Picnic will be held on Saturday, July 9, 2022 from 12p-3p in the yard of the Shepherd Brooks Manor at the top end of the access drive. Free to all! We supply the hot dogs, burgers/veggie burgers, and soda. We kindly ask attendees to contribute something from this list: chips/crackers/candy; salads; cookies; […]
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.