East Islip is a hamlet located on the South Shore of Long Island, NY in Islip Township.
East Islip is the Home of Heckscher State Park, Brookwood Hall and the soon-to-come "Serenity Gardens".
Brookwood Hall Park
Serenity Gardens at Brookwood Hall is a first-of-its-kind park specifically designed for special needs groups, while at the same time, providing a soothing environment for all. While it is still a concept, we are well underway in our design and planning process for this proposed one-acre park within a park. Located on the grounds of Brookwood Hall Park in East Islip, Serenity Gardens will cater to people who are visually and/or hearing impaired, on the autism spectrum, or suffer from Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, and will still be inviting to seniors, veterans and the general public.
The project is being sponsored by The Parks Foundation of Islip Town, which is an independent non-profit organization. The Foundation’s mission is to assist with the improvement and enhancement of parks and other recreational facilities located within the Town of Islip for Islip residents and visitors, and to assist in funding those special projects that go beyond normal budget allocations.
Serenity Gardens at Brookwood Hall
Project Bloom at Brookwood Hall
Nestled within the Hamlet of East Islip, NY is a small garden on the grounds of Brookwood Hall called “Project Bloom”.
Project Bloom "blossomed" in 1993 as a cooperative effort between the Town of Islip, Cornell Cooperative Extension and Keep Islip Clean.
The result is a wonderful program whereby Master Gardeners from Cornell run the Town of Islip greenhouse in East Islip, providing an array of lessons on gardening to local residents. The fruits of these lessons and the labor by the students and instructors provide KIC volunteers with plants to help beautify our various sites throughout Islip Township. Organic Community Vegetable Garden.
Plots now available at no charge to Town of Islip residents. Gardeners must make a commitment to keep their plot and the area surrounding it watered, weeded and otherwise well cared for.
Heckscher State Park
Heckscher State Park https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heckscher_State_Park
Heckscher offers a beach, picnic tables with pavilions, a playground, playing fields and a disc golf course, recreation programs, hiking and biking, fishing, cross-country skiing, a boat launch, and a food concession. It includes the Heckscher Forest, a dedicated disc golf course established in the summer of 2014. The park formerly offered a campground with tent and trailer sites, as well as an Olympic-sized swimming pool, which were closed due to budget cuts.
Heckscher State Park is known as the "Home of the White-tailed Deer", as deer are fairly populous throughout the park. Additionally, about 280 bird species can be observed in the park
This is “The Long Island Pollinator’s Pathway Map”. If you reside in East Islip and have a “Qualified” Pollinator-Friendly Garden that you would like to add to the map, please click on the link below.
Supervisor Angie Carpenter (631) 224-5500
Office Address: Town Hall Second Floor 655 Main Street Islip, New York 11751
Department of Parks & Recreation
Commissioner Thomas Owens
Office Address: Brookwood Hall 50 Irish Lane East Islip, NY 11730
Phone (631) 224-5411 Fax(631) 224-5440
Office Hours: M-F 8:30am to 4:30pm
Department of Environmental Control (DEC)
Commissioner Martin J. Bellew
Office Address: Town Hall West 401 Main Street, Room 302 Islip, NY 11751
Phone (631) 595-3630 Fax (631) 224-5651
Office Hours: M-F 8:30am to 5:00pm
Islip Town Parks Foundation