Great South Bay Audubon Society Young Naturalists Club

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April 01, 2012


Brookside County Park


Young elementary, Tween


Event description: This program is designed to create interest in the natural word. Outdoor activities include making nature crafts, scavenger hunts, hiking trails, gardening, and setting up bird-feeding stations. Indoor activities include examining birds’ nests and feather displays and special presentations on subjects such as the Northern Bobwhite Quail, local marine creatures, and bird watching.

Address: 59 Brook St.
Sayville, NY 11782
Phone: 631-581-1731

About Brookside County Park

Brookside County Park came into being through a 1998 resolution proposed by the then County Legislator, Steve Levy. The property was purchased as parkland through the Clean Water Act, naming Great South Bay as stewards for the property.

The actual possession from Mrs. Adelina Thurber took place in November, 1999, and our first board meeting was held in a tiny, under-lit, over-crowded room that had been used as an apartment in the main house. After the contract had been signed, the Parks Department realized that this was historic property. It had been part of the Isaac Green Estate, built in 1897.

Islip Town acquired the abutting 2.9 acres as a result of negotiations between the developer of what is now Lorraine Circle to our west.