We’re hiring for the summer at our Carousel!

We’re hiring for a part-time summer management position at the Carousel for All Children in the Greenbelt’s Willowbrook Park. The Carousel is open from May through the beginning of October. It is also available for private rentals. Some weekend and evening hours are required. Please read the full job description before submitting your resume via email.

2017 High Rock Challenge: Registration for Staten Island’s most popular running event! Outdoor training sessions begin Saturday, April 1.

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.

Blue Jean Ball, Thursday, May 18, 2017, 7 pm

Let us help feel like a kid again at this adults only evening featuring unlimited carousel rides, craft beer and wine, delicious food, entertainment, “Carouselfies” and more. It’s a guaranteed night of fun while supporting the Greenbelt Conservancy and its mission to care for the Greenbelt’s trails and open space. This event takes place at the Carousel for All Children in the Greenbelt’s Willowbrook Park. Tickets start at just $35.00.

Greenbelt Summer Day 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

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.

“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.

Volunteer Opportunities for 2017 – High Rock Challenge Trail Race and more!

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 people like you, businesses, foundations, corporations and general philanthropy. Become a member and become a part of maintaining and beautifying this 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, we have something for everyone.

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 […]

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.


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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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