A state Certified Forester has agreed to come to Brookfield this month to evaluate the damage in Williams Park. Larry Rousseau, of the DEEP Western District, will look at some of the other open spaces with trails, if time permits. He will be evaluating trails for public safety. There is no cost for the evaluation.
After his review, Brookfield officials will begin making the trails safe for walking as quickly as possible. In the meantime, residents are asked to stay away from any trails in wooded areas until they can be made safe.
It is safe to walk the trails away from the edges of the woods, in the fields at Burr Farm, Happy Landings and Williams/Gurski Park. The Still River Greenway is open between the downtown and the Police Station. A plan is being crafted to clear the rest of the Greenway south of the Police Station.