Recreation Center

Here are some of the other offerings at this facility (workshops may changed based on season and staff availability): After-school program for children ages 6-13 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 […]

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 […]