Holtsville Ecology Site

Update

Reservations are no longer required to visit the Holtsville Ecology Site and Animal Preserve. The facility is open to the public seven days a week from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Currently, the Preserve is open through the peacock exhibit, as we complete infrastructure improvements. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Ecology Site

The Holtsville Ecology Site and Animal Preserve is open from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, seven days a week.

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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.

Amenities

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