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Posted on: April 19, 2021

Holtsville Ecology Site


Ecology Site

January- March
Open 10am to 3 pm weekdays closed weekends and holidays. 

April 1 to May 26
Open 10am to 3pm daily (closed Easter Sunday)

May 27 to September 29 
Open 10am to 4pm daily.

September 30 to December 30
Open 10am to 3pm daily.

Closed: Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, New Year's Day
*Subject to closure a the Town's discretion * All hours are weather permitting. 


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

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