A not to be missed, important community event!  The East Hampton Trails and Preservation Society and the Brooks-Park Arts and Nature Center are partnering to provide an opportunity for the local community to visit the property of the late abstract expressionists James Brooks & Charlotte Park, a site on our list of Long Island Endangered Historic Places.

DATE: Sunday, February 20, 2022
TIME: 10:00 AM
WHERE: Meet on Eastside Court off Neck Path, Springs.
Visit The East Hampton Trails and Preservation Scheduled Activities page for more details. Hikers may also call or text the Tour Leader: Irwin Levy, call/text 516-456-1337.

Hikers will have the opportunity to learn about the vision for the property from management committee members who will be on-site to discuss the proposed restoration into the Brooks-Park Arts and Nature Center, a public site that can be enjoyed and celebrated by local residents. The Center can become part of an unparalleled group of historic artists’ homes and studios with public access in the Springs section of East Hampton, including the Pollock-Krasner, Duck Creek Farm, and Leiber Collection.

Explore the land and hike the adjacent trails, a true intersection of art and nature. Learn about Brooks and Parks’ impact on the abstract expressionist movement that thrived in Springs in the mid-20th century.

Click HERE to learn more about this 2021 Endangered Historic Places site.

Click HERE to read a recent letter to the Town of East Hampton from the National Trust For Historic Preservation in support of preserving these remarkable town-owned structures.

If you live, work, or own property in East Hampton Town please contact your elected town officials and let them know you support the preservation of this important public asset. We look forward to a bright future for Brooks Park Home and Studios as a viable and valuable enhancement to East Hampton’s exceptional educational, leisure, and cultural activities!

Image courtesy of the Brooks Park Heritage Project.