Friends of Brookside is a community association of Wellesley residents dedicated to protecting and preserving Scenic Brookside Road, Longfellow Pond, Town Forest, Rosemary Brook and Brookside Community Gardens. The “Brookside Area” boasts natural beauty in all seasons and is the seat of much of the town’s history.

The area provides clean water, valuable habitat, and various forms of recreation. Read more about ways to get involved here:

Our Mission

Our mission is to protect the Brookside Area from any threat that would compromise this vitally important and sensitive resource.


Our efforts include:

  • Area Cleanup Days
  • Sponsoring community events to raise awareness of safe environmental practices
  • Working with like-minded groups to advocate pro-environmental policies
  • Educating the public on why we are all stakeholders in preserving the Brookside Area