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

Hours of Operation

  • April 3 to May 26: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm during weekdays and 10:00 am to 3:00 pm during weekends and holidays. Closed Easter Sunday.
  • May 27 to September 24:  9:00 am to 4:00 pm daily.
  • September 25 to December 22: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm during weekdays and 10:00 am to 3:00 pm during weekends. Closed:
    • Thanksgiving
    • Christmas Eve
    • Christmas Day
    • New Year's Eve
    • New Year's Day

Parking fees apply May through October.