Sustaining and enhancing the Greenbelt's
open space in Staten Island, NY through education, conservation, research and prudent recreation

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Saturday, November 23 – Fall Flat 5K Trail Race – Spend a fun morning outdoors!

Race day is fast approaching – join us! Online registration will close at 6 pm on Friday before race day. Same day registration will open at start area at 8:30 am.

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IN THE HEART OF THE SEA – Literary program by Staten Island OutLOUD

Saturday, November 23 at 2pm – A free and fun literary program with special Staten Island twist!

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Nature-inspired programs for toddlers

Join us with your wee one(s) on Thursday mornings!

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Annual Day After Thanksgiving Group Hike: Friday, November 29 @ 10 am

Hike with your family and friends – relax and enjoy nature together!

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Please support the nonprofit Greenbelt Conservancy

It is our distinct pleasure to bring the residents of Staten Island a little closer to nature every day. On Tuesday, December 3, please show your support for our great outdoors!

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Greenbelt “Venture” Program supported by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation

We recently completed a new program in the Greenbelt that helped bring middle schoolers from underserved areas of the borough access, enjoy, and learn in and from nature.

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Celebrate at the Greenbelt Nature Center-Holiday gatherings, weddings and more!

The Greenbelt Nature Center provided a bucolic backdrop for any special occasion. The facility is available to rent in every season.

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Education Programs – 2019/2020

Our programs compliment learning standards; we are an official NYC Department of Education vendor.

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Nature Notes

Bird sightings in the Greenbelt – an interactive feature

The Greenbelt provides habitat for myriad bird species.

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Download and/or borrow a “wand” to take along on your hike

Audio tours narrated by WQXR’s radio host, Jeff Spurgeon, will enhance your knowledge of Greenbelt flora and fauna.

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Fall Group Hikes & Foliage Viewing Tips

We offer a range of hikes led by knowledgable leaders – on weekends and weekdays.

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Forest Fungi

While colorful changing leaves and cooler temperatures are the most noticeable characteristics of the Fall season, the forest floor also showcases a more subtle sign of transition. 

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