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 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 […]
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 […]
Join Doug Carr, an architect and student of art and history, as he presents a variety of art works collected by generations of Brooks Family members, whose ranks include the Saltonstalls and the family of John Quincy Adams. The Brooks collection contains works by John Singer Sargent, John LaFarge, Claude Monet, and sculptor Cyrus Dallin, […]
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.