Parks, Recreation & Forestry
Brookings Parks, Recreation and Forestry administrative offices are now open.
All other parks, facilities, sports complex/facilities, and trails are currently closed and all recreation activities are canceled until further notice. The City is requiring that all members of the community keep out of parks and off of trails for their safety. Even downed trees and damage that appears to be minor has the potential to be dangerous. The City will continue to assess damage and usability of public facilities, trails and parks, however we are currently focusing on streets and other infrastructure.
Creating Community Through People, Parks & Programs
The Parks Department builds and maintains the parks in the Brookings Park system, comprising over 640 acres. The department also cooperates closely with the Brookings School District in building and maintaining joint school / park facilities.
The Parks Department maintains a fully equipped maintenance fleet of vehicles, mowers and specialty equipment. Full-time staff assisted by seasonal employees, provides all maintenance and plays a significant role in developing and constructing new parks. For more information, please refer to the Park Master Plan (PDF).
The purpose of the forestry section of Parks, Recreation and Forestry is to preserve and perpetuate one of the community's most valuable natural resource and asset - its municipal forest of trees on public property, including boulevards, parks and other city properties. The City of Brookings is responsible for the planting, care and maintenance and removal / replacement of trees on public property, including city boulevards, parks and schools.
The Recreation Department provides a wide range of youth, adult and family public recreational activities. City recreation exists to provide opportunities for leisure time activities at an affordable cost, usually subsidized by public funds, which are not feasible or easily provided by the private sector.
Brooking's Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department periodically takes photo's of participants in our programs, during special events and in the parks. These photo's may be used in the City's media publications.
Get Ready for the 2nd Annual Brookings Community Games
This June the City of Brookings Parks and Recreation Department will host the 2nd Annual Brookings Community Games.
The focus of the event is to introduce people to a multitude of recreational activities and facilities. It promote the importance and satisfaction of living a healthy lifestyle, offers friendly competition, and provides the opportunity to meet new people while having a lot of fun! The smiles and memories will prevail over any soreness your body may experience!