Greenbelt Summer Day Camp & Mini Camp 2017: Registration is now open for young naturalists!

Calling all campers who love learning about the natural world! The Greenbelt’s parks and trails offer so much to observe and enjoy especially if you know where and how to look. We’ll teach you! High Rock Park is our camp headquarters as it has been for generations

Outdoor Adventure Day for Families, Saturday, June 10: Paddle, Fish, Explore and More

Have you always wanted to paddle a canoe? Or perhaps you’ve been meaning to go hiking, but are too nervous to try it out on your own? Worry no more! You can try these activities (and many others) at the first-ever Greenbelt Outdoor Adventure Day. This event will take place in the Greenbelt’s Willowbrook Park.

Carousel for All Children Opens for Season – Photos, video and hours are here.

The Carousel for All Children in the Greenbelt’s Willowbrook Park is now open for the 2017 season. The Carousel is also available to rent for private celebrations. The ride is open from 11 am – 5:45 pm on the following days: May, September and October: Friday – Sunday (The Carousel will close after Columbus Day Weekend on Sunday, October 8, 2017); June: Wednesday – Sunday; July & August: Seven Days

Greenbelt Conservancy 2016 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.

2017 High Rock Challenge: Race results, media coverage and photos

Two-member teams compete in mystery events and physical obstacles, which are located throughout the approximately 10-K course. Events are designed to encourage teamwork The course is almost entirely on the Greenbelt trail system. Proceeds from the event help support Greenbelt trail maintenance. The HRC is held in memory of NYPD Officer, John Kelly.

“Tree Tots and Peepers:” Spring season nature-inspired programs for toddlers and their caregivers

One is never too young to fall in love with the Greenbelt. Through hands-on activities, observations, finger plays, games, and stories, toddlers will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest. The programs will take place indoors and outdoors (weather-permitting) for three and four-year old children with their caregiver.

Environmental Education Programs: Field trips for school groups and home-schooled students; sessions for toddlers

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.

Volunteer Opportunities for 2017

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.

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.

Visit the Nature Center & Host a Celebration Here!

The centrally-located Greenbelt Nature Center – 700 Rockland Avenue near Brielle Avenue – 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 […]


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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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