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Brooks Estate Picnic
Saturday, July 13 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pmFree
The Medford-Brooks Estate Land Trust (M-BELT) invites you to its 21st annual picnic on the grounds of the historic Brooks Estate. The event includes tours of the Shepherd Brooks Manor (starting at 2 p.m.), live music on the manor’s veranda (from 12:30 to 2 p.m.), activities with MARV the art bus, M-BELT’s famous raffle, and other fun
M-BELT supplies the hot dogs, burgers/veggie burgers and soft drinks. Guests are welcome to bring one of the following (chips/snacks , salad, cookies, grill item or other picnic food) but bringing food is NOT required to attend.
Note: Do not park in the Brooks Estate unless you need handicapped parking (Boardwalk lot or up near the Manor). It is best to walk up the access drive from the green gate/blue sign on Grove Street). Guests may drive very carefully up the road to drop people off at the Manor, then go back down to park outside the Brooks Estate. Also, this year M-BELT will be providing an electric car shuttle at noon or so for those who would prefer to ride up the access drive. Do not park in the Oak Grove Cemetery.
The Brooks Estate is a city-owned environmental and historical treasure in West Medford that offers Brooks Pond and 50 acres of open space for birds, wildlife and nature lovers. As the manager, M-BELT has spearheaded the protection and restoration of the property, which includes the 1880 Manor and Carriage House. These Victorian gems are under renovation as community assets.