Town of BrookhavenHoltsville Ecology Site

Holtsville Ecology Site

Holtsville Ecology Site





Animal Preserve



Bike Racks

Educational Centers


Nature Center

Outdoor Pools

Paved Paths

Paved Pathways


Running Trails


Explore Holtsville Park: A Perfect Family Outing Destination

Discover the Holtsville Ecology Site and Animal Preserve, a remarkable transformation of what was once a landfill into a thriving recreational and educational haven. The Town of Brookhaven Highway Department’s dedicated efforts have turned this site into a destination offering a range of amenities and activities for visitors of all ages.

Holtsville Park welcomes families and nature enthusiasts with open arms, offering free entry and a variety of facilities for everyone to enjoy:

  1. Triple Pool Complex: Beat the summer heat at our state-of-the-art pool facility.
  2. Exercise Trail with Fitness Course: Stay active with an outdoor workout along the scenic trail, equipped with various fitness stations.
  3. Picnics, Meetings, Photos: Have a meal in the great outdoors at our picnic area, explore meeting rooms, and discover excellent photo opportunities. You can also conveniently apply for our Ecology Site Building Use Permit online.

Holtsville Animal Preserve and Ecology Center: A Wildlife Lover’s Paradise

Immerse yourself in the wonders of nature at the Holtsville Animal Preserve and Ecology Center, featuring a diverse collection of animals and engaging exhibits:

  1. Notable Animals: Encounter fascinating species like the elusive Bobcat, majestic Buffalo, iconic Bald Eagle, and the American Black Bear.
  2. Ecology Exhibits and Tours: Gain insights into the local ecosystem and the importance of conservation through interactive displays and guided tours at the Ecology Center.

More than just a recreational space, Holtsville Ecology Site promotes sustainable living practices. Visitors can access eco-friendly resources on-site:

  1. Free Compost: Enhance your garden with high-quality, organic compost available at the facility.
  2. Greenhouses: Explore controlled environments showcasing various plant species, providing an educational experience for gardeners and botany enthusiasts alike.

Contribute to the well-being of the Ecology Site and Animal Preserve:

  1. Adopt an Animal: Help care for the diverse wildlife on-site through our animal adoption program.
  2. Personalized Engraved Bricks: Create a lasting tribute for a loved one, in memoriam, or yourself with a personalized engraved brick – a tangible symbol of support for the preserve.