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 shelter house can be reserved for $20 at City Hall, 116 W. Brooks.
This park has a public restroom located on the far east side next to the Brick Shelter House that can be used by campers at the campground in Ida Road.
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 closing only for inclement weather or unexpected events.
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.
Today this park has three ball fields, equipped with bleachers, dugouts, concession stand, bathrooms, playground, basketball hoops, shelter house, and picnic area.