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.
Help support our vision of a fully-restored, self-sufficient Brooks Estate for both today and for future generations.
Latest News & Events
Save the Date: Spring Clean Up
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 […]
We are excited to share our 2023 meeting schedule! Be sure to check back here on our blog for updates throughout the year. Board of Director Meetings: March 16 – 7pm May 18 – 7pm June 22 – 7pm September 14 – 7pm Our Annual Meeting is scheduled for November 30th at 6:30pm. For agendas […]
2022 Annual Meeting
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 […]
1859 Cornerstone Returned to the Brooks Estate
Some years ago, Rob Allen, a founding member of BEPA, discovered a large “1859” cornerstone in the northwest corner of the Brooks Estate, near the original site of the Point of Rocks mansion (built in 1859). The stone, which weighs about 250 pounds, was removed for safekeeping in the neighborhood. Recently, it was returned to […]
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.