Immediate Action Needed: This historic building remains closed to public access, though several community organizations have sought to reopen. (last updated: August 2020)
A great trail center and historic building in Manorville, with trails leading into the Long Island Pine Barrens. For many, many years, the LI Greenbelt Trail Conference jointly managed the Pine Barrens Trail Center with Suffolk County Parks. Due to lack of resources both bailed out, and the building closed. More recently Quality Parks attempted to reopen the building, spearheading an initiative for several nonprofits to rally together and work with Suffolk County Parks to reopen the building.
Suffolk County Parks declined to sign a contract with more than one environmental organization, nor with Quality Park who rightly so didn't have the resource to run it alone. A fall back measure was to gain key access, which was denied. The building locked. More recently, the Manorville Historical Society has been in negotiation with Suffolk County Parks. Meanwhile, yearly "Spruce Ups" and needed repairs reporting of the grounds and the building have stopped.