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Natural Resources

The Greenbelt’s natural and “Forever Wild” areas support rare habitats such as wetlands, forests, woodlands, meadows, and native rare plant species.  They are accessible through our extensive trail system located in an urban setting. Read more about how this precious resource is managed and cared for.

 

Greenbelt Conservancy is a 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt organization. Become a member; support and donate. We thank you.

GIFT IDEA

"High Rock and the Greenbelt: The Making of New York City's Largest Park," Go here to learn more and to purchase a copy.

Directions

How Do I get to the Carousel for All Children?

The Carousel for All Children is located in Willowbrook Park

Eton Place, off Richmond Avenue

Staten Island NY (map)

For information, call 1-718-667-2165

  • By car: Take Route 278 West to the Victory Boulevard exit. Make a left turn onto Victory Boulevard. Drive to Richmond Avenue, turn left. At the next traffic light, turn left onto Eton Place (you will notice yellow banners on the street lamps publicizing the carousel), which leads into the park. Additional parking is available in the rear lot behind the carousel.
  • By bus: From the Staten Island Ferry Terminal, take bus #S62 to Morani Street and Victory Boulevard, just past the College of Staten Island Campus. There is an entrance to Willowbrook Park across the street. Walk around the pond to reach the carousel and picnic grounds.

How Do I get to the Greenbelt Nature Center?

The Greenbelt Nature Center

700 Rockland Avenue (at the intersection with Brielle Avenue)

Staten Island NY 10306 (map)

Call us at 1-718-351-3450

The Greenbelt Nature Center is closed on Mondays and all major holidays.

  • From the Verazzano-Narrows Bridge: Take Route 278 West to the Bradley Ave. exit. From the service road, turn left on to Bradley Ave. Continue until you reach the intersection of Bradley and Brielle avenues., turn right and go to end of road, which leads to Nature Center parking lot.
  • From the Outerbridge Crossing: Take the Richmond Parkway to the Richmond Ave. North exit. Turn left on to Richmond Ave. and pass the mall. Turn right on Rockland Ave. Proceed approximately 2 miles to the intersection of Brielle Ave. Parking lot is on the right.
  • By bus from the Staten Island Ferry Terminal: Take the S62 bus to Bradley Avenue. Transfer to the S57 bus, which will take you to the Brielle and Rockland Ave. stop. Cross the street at the light.

How do I get to High Rock Park?

High Rock Park

200 Nevada Avenue, off Rockland Avenue

Staten Island NY 10306 (map)

Call us at 1-718-667-2165

  • Local from Richmond Road: Take Richmond Road to Rockland Avenue. Take Rockland Avenue to Nevada Avenue (right turn) and follow it to our parking lot.
  • Local from Richmond Avenue: Take Richmond Avenue to Rockland Avenue. Take Rockland Avenue to Nevada Avenue (about 2 miles). Make a left turn on Nevada Avenue and follow it to our parking lot.
  • From the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge: Take Route 278 to the Todt Hill Road/Slosson Avenue exit. Make a left turn on to Slosson Avenue and go up the hill (Todt Hill Road) to Ocean Terrace. Make a right turn on Ocean Terrace and follow it to Manor Road. Make a left turn on Manor Road and follow it to Rockland Avenue. Turn left on Rockland Avenue, then left again on Nevada Avenue. Follow Nevada Avenue to its end, in our parking lot.

Staten Island Ferry Schedule & Information

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