Parks & Shelter Houses

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, a basketball court, pickleball court, playground equipment, a picnic table, and benches.

Located on the corner of Thompson and Hunt Streets this open-air park not only has playground equipment featuring an obstacle course with playground and tire swing but offers covered picnic tables, a shelter house, a fitness trail, and public restrooms.

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. 

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.

The four shelter houses can be reserved for a fee of $20.00 at City Hall, 116 West Brooks. The shelter house that is located near the main entrance of the park is called 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.

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.

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 closing only for inclement weather or unexpected events.

The Essig Family McDonald’s 18 hole Disc Golf Course was opened in 2022. This course is free to play. Please respect the rules (that are posted) and other players, and limit groups to no more than 5-players. Enjoy your game but please allow faster groups to play through. A big thank you to the course sponsors, bench sponsors, and tee pad sponsors!

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.

Shelter houses can be reserved by contacting City Hall at 660-258-3377. A deposit is required at that time.