Holiday Party – Thursday, December 7, 7 – 10 pm

Join us to celebrate another fantastic year in the Greenbelt – enjoying its trails, open space, and diverse programming for people of all ages. The evening will feature live entertainment, raffles and lots of fun. Wear your “ugliest” Christmas sweater to be eligible for a special prize! Please join us at Liberty Tavern, 382 Forest Avenue, Staten Island, NY.

Fall Flat 5K Trail Race: Results and photos

Join us along Greenbelt trails to enjoy the last of the Fall foliage along a fast and flat course. The course takes runners along Willowbrook’s White Trail and around the lake; it is flat and well suited for novice runners and walkers as well as more competitive athletes. The course is clearly marked with overhead ribbons. Race shirts, chip timing, refreshments and are group awards round out this yearly event.

Become a member of the Greenbelt Conservancy in 2017, and become a part of our success!

The Greenbelt Conservancy relies on private funding from members, businesses, foundations, corporations and general philanthropy. Become a member and become a part of maintaining and beautifying our vital parkland in central Staten Island. There are many ways to get involved as a member of the Greenbelt Conservancy – from “Young Naturalists” to “Mighty Oaks” categories.

Volunteer Opportunities including our Saturday, November 18 “Fall Flat” 5K Trail Race

Volunteering in the Greenbelt 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.  Many of our volunteer projects take place outdoors along our trail system and in natural areas.

Environmental Education Programs, Field Trips, Homeschool & Toddler Programs – 2017/2018

School Year 2017: The Greenbelt is an exceptional place for educators and students to explore the wonders of nature. We are always excited to share our forests and meadows with you! Our Environmental Education programs compliment learning standards; we are an official New York City Department of Education Vendor.

Carousel is now Closed for the Season!

Our Carousel in Willowbrook Park is now closed for the 2017 season. We will not be open today, Monday, October 9, due to inclement weather. The Carousel will open for the 2018 season on Saturday, May 5, 2018. We thank all of our customers and friends for a great season. For Carousel rental inquiries for next year, please contact us by email at: celebrate@sigreenbelt.org or call the Greenbelt headquarters at: 718-667-2165, ext. 306. Thank you all for riding with us in the Greenbelt – we look forward to seeing you on the Carousel next year!

Greenbelt Conservancy Annual Report

This report highlights some of our accomplishments in 2016. The Greenbelt’s 35-mile trail system, parks, open spaces and learning centers are precious gifts. They are Staten Island’s greatest natural resources. We are grateful to all those individuals, businesses, corporations, foundations and community groups that give to the Greenbelt Conservancy. We thrive and grow because of you.

Video: “Woodland Verse: A Glimpse into the Staten Island Greenbelt”

Enjoy a short video highlighting the Greenbelt’s natural resources and the people who care for them and visit. Our urban park in central Staten Island features and extensive trail system and open space to inspire and teach visitors of all ages and background the lessons of nature. Enjoy the video, and then please visit us soon!

Living with deer in Staten Island

Deer populations are increasing across the United States. In fact, there are more deer in North America today than any time in history. Within New York City, populations of white-tailed deer are growing and expanding in the north Bronx and Staten Island. Deer benefit from abundant food and shelter available in those boroughs’ parks and green spaces.

Interpretive and Trail Navigation Signage made possible by Con Edison

Last year, the Greenbelt Conservancy unveiled new trail-side interpretive signs that explain the flora and fauna of our natural areas park. “Way finding” signs are also new throughout the trail system; they will better help hikers navigate the Greenbelt’s extensive trails system.


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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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