The Young Naturalists Club focuses on creating interest in the natural world around us and becoming stewards of a natural area. Outdoor activities include hiking trails, bird watching, gardening, and setting up bird-feeding stations. Indoor activities include examining birds' nests and feather displays and other special presentations. Reservations encouraged but not required.
Address: 59 Brook St.
Sayville, NY 11782
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.