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 […]

High Rock Park

High Rock Park is the cornerstone of the Greenbelt and one of the area’s most popular “Forever Wild” parks. High Rock was designated a National Environmental Education Landmark by the United States Department of the Interior in 1971. School and enrichment programs serve students from pre-school to college-level, instilling an appreciation for the natural world. […]

High Rock Park History

Often referred to as one of the most tranquil places in New York City, High Rock Park is noted for its quiet ponds and deep woods. Hosting the Greenbelt Conservancy’s headquarters, the park has been recognized as a Natural Environmental Education Landmark. Over the past two centuries, prominent Staten Island families including the Vanderbilts, Flaggs, […]

Rent the Carousel for all Children in Willowbrook Park

Celebrate a birthday or special occasion at the Carousel! Located in Willowbrook Park the Carousel features fifty-one hand-carved, colorfully painted figures of traditional wooden carousel horses, mythical beasts and endangered species such as zebras, giraffes, gorillas, a spotted leopard, a mandrill, and panda bears. The Carousel For All Children is accessible to all people, including those who have […]

Willowbrook Park

Enter from Eton Place off Richmond Avenue or Victory Boulevard Willowbrook Park’s central location makes it easily accessible, yet this popular park is sufficiently isolated from the hustle and bustle of the surrounding area.   Easy access to the Greenbelt’s White Trail and woodlands lie beyond Willowbrook park.  The park is also adjacent to the 240-acre College […]

Recreation Center

Here are some of the other offerings at this new facility: After-school program for children ages 6-13 Piano lessons for youngsters and teens Computer training classes – including Word and Excel programs Billiards classes Tai Chi Self-defense classes Yoga for limited mobility / Stretch & Tone / Burmese style Hip-hop aerobics for adults and kids […]

LaTourette Public Golf Course

La Tourette Golf Course is an 18-hole par 72 public course that sets a high standard for city-owned courses. It features rolling fairways and sweeping views. The course sits on the grounds of the former David LaTourette farm (established in 1830). LaTourette was designed in 1920 by David L. Reese; John Van Kleek designed nine new holes and redesigned […]

Moses' Mountain

In the early 1960s Robert Moses, the notorious New York City planner and Parks Commissioner attempted to construct the Richmond Parkway over Todt Hill cutting through what is today’s Greenbelt. Earth and rock blasted away for the highway was hauled to a remote area eventually forming a 260-foot-high mound ironically nicknamed “Moses Mountain.”  The name stuck but […]

Native Plant Center

This facility is not open to the public; Reach staff at (718) 370-9044     The Greenbelt Native Plant Center (GNPC), a facility of the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, is a 13–acre greenhouse, nursery, and seed bank complex located on Staten Island, NY. The Center is located on the former Mohlenhoff […]

Freshkills Park Greenway (currently being surveyed)

Topographic and Tree Surveying and Site Investigations will be ongoing through April 2011 as part of design work for the off street bicycle and pedestrian path being designed along the edges of William T. Davis, Freshkills Park and La Tourette Park.  Survey and Site Investigation work is aimed at gathering as much information as possible on […]