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Join us: Thursday, September 17 for the Annual Greenbelt Conservancy Gala at the Richmond County Country Club

Join us at the Richmond County Country Club when we will celebrate three special individuals – Adena Long, Michael Cusick and Beth Gorrie – who, for many years, have supported the Greenbelt Conservancy’s mission. It is our privilege to recognize them and to join many other friends to reflect on all that the Greenbelt means to our community.

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Visit the Nature Center & Host a Celebration Here!

The centrally-located Greenbelt Nature Center is a hub for a wide range of Greenbelt activities and programs. Here you may view the Richmond County Savings Foundation exhibits to learn about Greenbelt history, geography, flora and fauna, and current happenings.  Please enjoy our newly installed “Flexi-pave” walkways made from recycled materials, and also made possible with […]

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Volunteer Opportunities

We rely on volunteers to help keep the Greenbelt beautiful and forever green. Volunteering here is not only a great way to get involved in your community, it’s a great way to get to know one of New York City’s largest and most beautiful parks.   As you might expect, many of our volunteer projects take place outdoors along our trails system and in natural areas.  Volunteers are also a key component at special events such as our seasonal trail races and forest restoration clinics.

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The Pumpkins are Coming! Save the date: Saturday, October 10, 2015

Join us for old-fashion fun and games with our famous pumpkin patch and the Carousel for All Children as a magical backdrop. Activities will include face-painting, puppet shows at 1 and 3 pm, crafts and more. Further event details to come. Admission is free; pumpkins will be for sale and carousel rides are still just $1.50! The Carousel for All Children will close for the season on Saturday, October 31, 2015.

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The Carousel for All Children in Willowbrook Park: Days and hours change in September

The Carousel For All Children is the splendid result of a collaboration between the Greenbelt Conservancy and NYC Parks. The office of the Staten Island Borough President provided capital funding for the carousel. The carousel was designed and built between 1997 and 1999 in Mansfield, Ohio by Carousel Works. According to the artisans, the carousel in Willowbrook Park is the largest and fanciest one they’ve created.

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Understory: Summer Bulletin

The term “understory” refers to the vegetation that grows beneath the main canopy of a forest. Here, we use the term for our seasonal bulletin, which is designed to share information about what’s happening throughout the Greenbelt’s parks, open space and trail system as well as at our facilities. Take a look, and then come visit us for a great summer adventure!


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Nature’s Calendar

Here is a sampling of what takes place in the Greenbelt throughout the year. Come for a visit to be part of these wondrous activities. Each month offers distinctive and special happenings. And when the full moon hangs over the Greenbelt, all’s right with the world. East coast Native Indians gave names to each full moon, which we have listed. Learn more...

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