Illegal Trails Violate John Brooks Contract

History of John S Brooks Preserve and the Unauthorized Soho Trail

John Brooks' generous donation of this preserve formed the cornerstone of Waterdog Open Space, but an unauthorized and dangerous trail violates his vision and the City's contractual promise. Learn the history of the Brooks Preserve and why action is needed now.

This video presentation tells the story of the John Brooks Preserve  bequest to the City of Belmont, and displays recent unauthorized trail development that has violated the terms of his bequest, as well as violating the Open Space Master Plan and trail construction standards.

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Quick Summary (3 minutes)
Entire Presentation (15 minutes)