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Visit & Enjoy

A 5-acre sanctuary adjacent to Amory Playground, including a natural pond, wetlands, upland area, formal garden, short trail with wetland overlooks, handicapped accessible trail, gazebo and benches.

  • Hall’s Pond Community Day

    Hall’s Pond Community Day

    Horticultural activities will include planting of new grasses in Nan’s Meadow and preparation for an expanded fern garden in Amory Woods.

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  • Volunteers at the Community Day last fall. Photo by Fran Perler.

    Community Work Days

    Each spring and fall the Friends organize work parties to remove the trash, and invasive plants and restore the sanctuary with new plantings. The 2024 Spring Community Work Day is Sunday, May 5, 11:00-2:00.

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  • Hall’s Pond I-Spy for Spring 2024

    Hall’s Pond I-Spy for Spring 2024

    As you walk around the sanctuary, can you see us?

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  • Bird Walk Observations

    Bird Walk Observations

    Birds year round at Hall’s Pond include many regulars. Herring Gulls overhead. Starlings, Pigeons and Mourning Doves on the ball-field. Bright-red Cardinals wheet-wheeting in the trees, House Sparrows chirping in the bushes. The local Red-tailed Hawk being pestered by crows and jays.

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  • Maps & Directions

    Maps & Directions

    Nature Sanctuaries – Hall’s Pond Sanctuary & Amory Woods
    Amory St. and Freeman St.
    Brookline, MA 02446

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  • Red-bellied woodpecker seen April 21,2021, at
western end of boardwalk near Amory Street.
Photo by Peter Lowy

    Spring Bird Walks at Hall’s Pond

    Three consecutive Mondays -April 29, May 6, and May 13, 7:00 to 8:30 AM Friends of Hall’s Pond will conduct guided bird walks timed for spring migration, on an easy half-mile loop, led by Neil Gore. Whether it’s sunny, cloudy, or light rain!

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  • Sanctuary in 2006, after the 2001–02 renovation had grown in. Photo Credit:  Deborah Raptopoulos

    Things to See

    The sanctuary is used for habitat for plants and animals, environmental education and passive exploration.

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  • Conservation Area Rules and Regulations

    Conservation Area Rules and Regulations

    Pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 40, Section 8c, as amended, the following rules and regulations governing the use of all the Town of Brookline Conservation Areas under the management of the Conservation Commission of the Town of Brookline have been adopted to insure appropriate use of the areas for the enjoyment and general welfare of the public while protecting the areas in their natural states to serve as wildlife refuges.

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  • Amory Park Field Closures

    Amory Park Field Closures

    Even if the fields are closed, you can still walk on the path through Amory Park and then walk the trails in the sanctuary. It’s rare that the sanctuary itself will be closed.

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