Brookdale Conservation Area

Visitors to Brookdale can enjoy a 1 mile mowed grass trail loop that transverses one side of the 11 acre pond, past a wildlife observation deck overlooking the water and up through a former pine plantation.


About Brookdale Conservation Area

Brookdale is home to the District’s Administrative Offices. Visitors can stop in and obtain information about various District programs and facilities or explore the site. A short hiking looped trail, wildlife observation deck, fishing pier and interpretive signage can be found along an 11.4 acre pond perfect for fishing. The Paulsen Road entrance shelter area includes grills, picnic tables, restrooms, trailside benches, and trail signage. Building open Monday through Friday, 8 am to 4:30 pm.

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