The Brookline Housing Authority maintains and operates nearly 1,000 units of permanently affordable housing at…More several locations around Brookline.
The authority is headquartered in the Morse Apartments on Longwood Avenue. Brian Cloonan serves as the authority's director.
Brookline Housing Learning Center 226 High St, Brookline, MA02445 The Brookline Housing Authority provides options for affordable housing for families, seniors and…More disabled citizens. The Learning Center is one facility at the High Street location dedicated to teaching skills to children and adults. Call the office for more details.
Located on the third floor of Town Hall, the Planning and Community Development Department is responsible for a…More variety of land-use issues, including zoning, economic development, affordable housing and historic preservation. Department staff also work closely with elected members of the Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals through the permitting process for new construction.
The department is overseen by Director Jeff Levine and includes five divisions: planning, community development, economic development, housing and preservation.
A former estate that was donated to the town in the 1950s, Larz Anderson Park is Brookline's largest park at 61…More acres, and features a variety of recreation facilities, picturesque landscaping, historic ruins and a popular transportation museum housed in a former carriage house.
From the parking lot on Goddard Avenue, park users have easy access to a fenced-in playground, baseball diamonds, picnic shelter, restrooms, and the park's man-made lagoon, complete with a footbridge, fountain and gazebo. Several barbecue grills overlook the lagoon and can be reserved through the Brookline Recreation Department.
From Avon Street, a driveway leads past Larz Andrson Auto Museum and the town skating rink to a parking lot perched at the top of the hill, where remains of the old estate gardens still stand. The sloping hill of Larz Anderson Park affords wide views of the Boston skyline and is popular for sledding, kite flying and watching Fourth of July fireworks on the Charles River.
Larz Anderson Park is part of Brookline's Green Dog Program, which allows parkgoers to let their dogs off leash during certain hours. At Larz, dogs are allowed off leash from dawn to 1 p.m. during March through November, and from dawn to dusk during December through February.
Organized teams must seek a permit from the Recreation Department before using town atheletic facilities.