There is a wonderful summertime experience awaiting children in our great outdoors! The Greenbelt Summer Day Camp is an exciting and educational experience for children who love nature. The program takes place weekday mornings. Our camp serves three separate age groups and is supervised by the Greenbelt’s environmental education department. Register early!
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 […]
The Greenbelt provides habitat for myriad bird species. Scroll through this listing of birds that have been sighted in the Greenbelt; the list includes observations going back to 1968.
Click on the bird names in green for a link to species information from the Cornell Institute of Ornithology.
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.
Click on the flyer for improved viewing.
Be among the first to explore and experience new interactive exhibit upgrades at the Greenbelt Nature Center, sponsored by the Richmond County Savings Foundation. Spin the large trylon wall, examine what is inside [and below] a black walnut tree, and investigate Staten Island’s natural history.
Staten Island’s Greenbelt provides birders with some of the finest woodland environment in the five boroughs. The diversity of bird species found in these second growth forests is amazing. Birding falls into seasonal categories and the open spaces and wetlands of our Greenbelt certainly reflect that fact. Each season has its highlights, expected species and resident species.
The Greenbelt is a wonderful place to relax with your family and friends and enjoy a picnic. High Rock has picnic benches just inside the main gate. The picnic grove behind the Carousel for All Children in Willowbrook Park offers a shaded spot for your family and friends. A playground, the Carousel and Willowbrook Lake […]
Each year thousands of birds travel through our Greenbelt as they make the round-trip journey from the northern woodlands of New England to all points south. And each year those thousands of birds find our Greenbelt a safe respite, a fruitful woodland along the Atlantic flyway to rest and refuel. The bi-annual fanfare of bird […]
There are six major Greenbelt trails that offer diverse hiking experiences for people of all abilities. Four woodland trails, on which bicycles and motorized vehicles are prohibited, are identified by the color of their blaze marks.
The Greenbelt Conservancy relies on financial contributions from Conservancy members, the Board of Directors, individuals, community groups, elected officials, local businesses, foundations and corporations. Your support adds up to great educational programs, exciting special events and vital environmental restoration throughout the Greenbelt We thank you for your ongoing commitment to the Greenbelt! We specifically thank […]
The multipurpose trail is more of a path with a width much wider than the Greenbelt’s wooded trails. The mostly flat 2.6 mile trails is covered with crushed gravel and ….comprised mostly of gravel dust and screenings, extends westward from Rockland Avenue along Forest Hill Road to Richmond Avenue. We refer to it as a […]