Holtsville Ecology Site


Reservations are no longer required to visit the Holtsville Ecology Site and Animal Preserve. The facility is open to the public Thursday through Monday, 9:30 am to 3:00 pm. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Ecology Site

The Holtsville Ecology Site and Animal Preserve is open from 9:30 am – 3:00 pm, Thursday through Monday.


About the Holtsville Ecology Site

The Town of Brookhaven Holtsville Ecology Site and Animal Preserve is located on a reclaimed landfill. Since 1974, when the landfill closed, the Town of Brookhaven Highway Department employees worked to revegetate the hills and build a modern recreational and educational facility.


Some of the amenities at the Holtsville Park include:
  • A triple pool complex
  • Exercise-trail with fitness course
  • Animal Preserve and Ecology center, featuring:
    • Bobcats
    • Buffalo
    • Eagle
    • American Black Bear
    • Ecology exhibits and tours
    • Free compost
    • Greenhouses
    • Picnic area