East and West Twin Parks
Parks & Recreation
#1 Center Drive
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
At the time John Wood Brooks established Brookfield he wanted a park to look like the Boston Commons. City Leaders later decided to divide the land, creating an oval of land between them, and chose the name Twin Parks.
The East and West Twin Parks are both located at the intersections of Main Street, John Street, Linn Street and Park Street. The EAST TWIN PARK is a beautiful park with picnic tables, a Gazebo used for many of the community activities, a War Memorial and a memorial rose garden, and several local memorial trees. The WEST TWIN PARK offers picnic tables and a playground area. These two parks have many beautiful mature trees and are surrounded by some of Brookfield's most beautiful Victorian homes, adding to the small town charm of the 4 acre park.
This park is nestled at the intersections of East North, East Prairie and Meade Streets. This is a small park (.13 acre) in a triangular shape that offers a children’s merry-go-round.
This neighborhood .62 acre park is located in the third ward at the intersections of Sanford and South Brunswick Streets. It offers many activities, such as: two tennis courts, basketball court, playground equipment, picnic table and benches.
Located on the corner of Thompson and Hunt Street this open-air park not only has playground equipment featuring an obstacle course with playground and tire swing but offers covered picnic tables, shelter house, a fitness trail and public bathrooms. This shelter house can be reserved for $20 at City Hall, 116 W. Brooks.
This park received its name after Rev. Walter Tormey, a pastor of the Immaculate Conception Church, willed the land to the City. Take a walk through the arch into this park that is located on the East side of South Main Street and enjoy a nice quiet moment on the benches. Tormey Park is the home of the Farmers Market during the months of May-October.
South City Park
South City Park is the largest park with a total size of 43.3 acres. The South City Park’s main entrance is located on Image Road, off of Highway 11. This park offers several playgrounds, picnic areas, four shelter houses and horseshoe pits throughout the park.
These shelter houses can be reserved for a fee of $20.00 at City Hall, 116 W. Brooks. The shelter house that is located near the main entrance of the park is call the Fireman Shelter House. In the middle of the park is a small shelter house called Orval Bailey’s. The east shelter house is the largest and is called the Brick Shelter House. A public bathroom and showers are located by the Brick Shelter House for the campground located on Ida Road.
The campground has a fee of $20.00 a night (fee box located at the campground). Electricity with a 30 or 50 amp is available and fresh water is located at each site. Also on Ida Road is the Brookfield City Pool. The pool is open to the public starting on Memorial Weekend. It is open seven days a week unless bad weather or unexpected events.
Elk Park is located on East John Street across from Graff Field ball park. This enclosed play area offers playground equipment for small children and a picnic table.
This field is located on East Wood, East John, Shelby and North Monroe Streets. It was originally named Hickman Field after Hickman School but was later named Graff Field after Howard Graff. Today this field is used for local team practices, as well as the youth football league for practice in the fall, and the annual Summer Alumni Softball Game.
This park is located on South Clinton Street. This park is named after Barbara and J. Monroe Rusk who donated seven acres of land in 1975. In 1993 the park board purchased an adjoining 6.93 acres making this park a total of 13.93 acres. Today this park has three ball fields, equipped with bleachers, dugouts, concession stand, bathrooms, playground, basketball hoops, shelter house and picnic area.