The Brookfield Heritage Neighborhood in East Lansing, Michigan is a beautiful place to live. With approximately 100 homes, our streets are lined with elegant trees that provide a comforting shade to the neighborhood. The homes, built between 1920 and 1950, are largely owner-occupied in this friendly, safe neighborhood. The mature trees on our streets provide the perfect ambiance for our annual neighborhood picnic in September.
Local Parks: Welcome Park on the corner of Grand River and Hagadorn
The 52nd Annual East Lansing Art Festival (ELAF) will bring 175 artists and tens of thousands of visitors to downtown East Lansing on the weekend of May 16-17. The festival will take place from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Saturday, May 16 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sunday, May 17.
There will also be a NEW kick-off concert this year on Friday, May 15 at 7 p.m. in Ann Street Plaza featuring Triple Lindy. http://elartfest.com
Brookfield Heritage Neighborhood Association was formed in the 1970s to renew the Neighborhood covenants and also to protect and restore the streetscape of silver maple trees. Initially, the Association was able to obtain small grants from the City for tree replacement but when these grants ceased, the Neighborhood took over funding for tree replacement. Forty trees have been replaced and paid for by donations, fund-raising activities, and dues. At present, each tree costs approximately $350 plus planting and therefore represents a considerable investment by the Neighborhood. For this reason, it is vital that we take care of all our trees and especially the newly planted trees until they are well established. The following guidelines for homeowners will assist in this.
The 2015 Free Yard Waste Pickup.
Free Yard Waste PIckup days are May 4 and May 18, 2015. On these days, residents have the opportunity to dispose of yard waste for free. Yard waste must be placed in a paper yard waste bag, rigid plastic container (trash can) or bundled and placed at the curb by 7:30 a.m. Advanced phone request and City bags/stickers are not required. All other yard waste guidelines apply. Visit www.cityofeastlansing.com for other yard waste guidelines.
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