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.
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 […]
When I run through the Greenbelt, my senses become heightened and my body and soul become one with nature. Any worries and anxieties that are on my mind melt away as my body glides through the woods. Immersing myself in nature is always uplifting. Running along the trails feels effortless, largely due to the soft earth […]
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.