Fall Flat 5K 2015 – See race results, press, and photos! Thank you for running with us!

Thank you to all the great runners, volunteers – including Port Richmond CERT – , supporters, sponsors, and staff members of King of the Mountain Events, the Greenbelt Conservancy and NYC Parks, who made our Saturday, November 21 Fall Flat 5K a winner. Please enjoy photos from the day, and check out the race results. Visit our events calendar for upcoming trails races and hikes.

New York City Trail Festival/Greenbelt Ultra: Choose your distance – 10/25/50-K

This is a great trail race for runners of all abilities, especially ultra-runners. There are 10-K, 25-K, and 50-K course option – all in the beautiful Greenbelt with its thousands of acres of open space, woodlands and extensive trail system. The trails are tight and technical, and there are some killer climbs. The course is completely marked so all you need to worry about is running.

Annual Holiday Party: Wednesday, December 16 at Flagship Brewing Company

Please join us to celebrate another wonderful year in the Greenbelt! Raise a glass to the trails that were hiked, the trees that were planted, the volunteers who contributed, the children who learned, and to you, our friends and supporters who assist us in caring for this great parkland.

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.

Greenbelt cited as New York City’s Remotest Spot

Inspired by ecologists, Rebecca and Ryan Means, Eben Pindychk of the “New Yorker” magazine, set out to find the remotest region in New York City. Guess what he discovered? The ecologists run “Project Remote,” an endeavor to locate and visit the point farthest from a road in all fifty states. Click the heading to read the full article.

Buck’s Hollow Natural Areas Restoration

The NYC Parks Natural Resources Group (NRG) is conducting restoration work in Buck’s Hollow in the Greenbelt, as a part of the PlaNYC MillionTrees forest restoration initiative. The objective is to restore and enhance native swamp forest (wetland) habitat and remove the threat of a deteriorating tree canopy. The 6.8 acre site is located near the Greenbelt Nature Center, southwest of the curve in Rockland Avenue. From the road, you will see a temporary chain link fence and heavy duty construction equipment. Soon you will also see a restored forest.

Tree Tots and Peepers: Nature-inspired programs for toddlers and their caregivers

Through hands-on activities, observations, finger plays, games, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.  The program will take place indoors and outdoors (weather-permitting) for two- year olds and their caregiver.  Fee: $8 per week non-members or $6 per child for Greenbelt Conservancy members.  Registration is required.  Call (718)351-3450 […]

2016 High Rock Challenge registration is now open

The High Rock Challenge is held in memory of NYPD Officer John Kelly. Two-member teams must run together to compete in mystery events and physical obstacles, which are located throughout the approximately 10-K (and no longer than 13-K) course. Events are cleverly designed and encourage teamwork as well as mental and physical acumen. The course is almost entirely on the Greenbelt trail system providing beautiful scenery and fresh air! Proceeds from the event help support Greenbelt trail maintenance and environmental education programs.

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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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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