Brookings City Hall Visitor Center

The community of Brookings was originally established in 1913 by John E. Brookings, cousin to Robert S. Brookings of the Brookings Institute when he moved his lumber business from the San Bernardino Mountains of Southern California. One of the first things John Brookings did when he relocated was to hire renowned architect, Bernard Maybeck, to lay out the street design for the core area of the City.

Since its incorporation in 1951, the City of Brookings has grown in population and area; it is now the largest city in Curry County. Much of the City’s population growth since the 1980s, when Brookings was “discovered” as a great place to live, has been from retirees moving to the area to enjoy the mild climate, beautiful coastline, and many scenic and recreational amenities.

Aerial view of Brookings, Oregon City of Brookings
Aerial view of Brookings-Harbor City of Brookings
The City of Brookings made a pledge to help support the Monarch Butterfly population City of Brookings
Yard of the Month in Brookings, Oregon City of Brookings

Contact Info

898 Elk Drive
Brookings, Oregon 97415


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