Thanksgiving Weekend Activities in the Greenbelt – Free and Fun

Thanksgiving is the season to show appreciation for the people and things that mean so much to us. It is also a time to relax and rejuvenate.  We have several programs planned beginning Thanksgiving eve.  We look forward to seeing you in the Greenbelt as we give thanks for all of our friends and supporters! […]

Con Edison Family Science Night – Exploring Geology!

Wednesday, November 21: Save the date for Con Edison Family Science Night – the topic for this month will be Geology! We are happy to launch our second season of Con Edison Family Science Night, a series of free monthly sessions featuring science topics and experiments designed for children and parents to accomplish together. Registration […]

Introducing a new program for young science fans! Con Edison Family Science Saturdays

We are introducing a new quarterly program that will connect families with younger children (Ages 5-7) to the wonders of hands-on science. To complete each experiment, participants must work within their family unit with parents/guardians assisting and guiding their children.

Foliage Season: Enjoy the colors in the Greenbelt’s parks and along the trails!

The season is upon us when the Greenbelt’s oak and beech forests dazzle us with their vibrant fall foliage.  Even in November, there are still plenty of leaves still on the trees – the air is crisp and it’s a great time to explore the outdoors.  The Greenbelt is home to a range of gorgeous […]

Environmental Education Programs & Field Trips for all ages. Check out our toddler series!

The Greenbelt is an exceptional place for educators and students to explore the wonders of nature. We are always excited to share our forests and meadows with you! We offer both underhand outdoor programs. Our Environmental Education programs compliment learning standards; we are an official New York City Department of Education Vendor.

Volunteer Opportunities this Fall

Volunteering in the Greenbelt is a great way to get involved in your community, and to get to know one of New York City’s largest and most beautiful parks.  Many of our volunteer projects take place outdoors along our trail system. There are also indoor tasks and projects happening throughout the year. Please contact us at to become involved!

Become a member of the Greenbelt Conservancy in 2018, and become a part of our success!

The Greenbelt Conservancy relies on private funding from members, businesses, foundations, corporations and general philanthropy. Become a member and become a part of maintaining and beautifying our vital parkland in central Staten Island. There are many ways to get involved as a member of the Greenbelt Conservancy – from “Young Naturalists” to “Mighty Oaks” categories.

Living with deer in Staten Island and how to avoid tick bites

Deer populations are increasing across the United States. In fact, there are more deer in North America today than any time in history. Within New York City, populations of white-tailed deer are growing and expanding in the north Bronx and Staten Island. Deer benefit from abundant food and shelter available in those boroughs’ parks and green spaces.

Greenbelt Conservancy Annual Report

This report highlights some of our accomplishments in 2016. The Greenbelt’s 35-mile trail system, parks, open spaces and learning centers are precious gifts. They are Staten Island’s greatest natural resources. We are grateful to all those individuals, businesses, corporations, foundations and community groups that give to the Greenbelt Conservancy. We thrive and grow because of you.

Video: “Woodland Verse: A Glimpse into the Staten Island Greenbelt”

Enjoy a short video highlighting the Greenbelt’s natural resources and the people who care for them and visit. Our urban park in central Staten Island features and extensive trail system and open space to inspire and teach visitors of all ages and background the lessons of nature. Enjoy the video, and then please visit us soon!

For more information, please call us at 718-667-2165 (High Rock Park) or
718-351-3450 (Nature Center)

Save the date - Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 10 am - for our classic Fall 5K trail race in the Greenbelt's Willowbrook Park. Registration is now open (click on the logo). Sponsorship opportunities are available. Click on the logo to register.

The Greenbelt Nature Center and terrace is available for your private gathering. The surroundings are bucolic and unique. And your payment helps sustain Greenbelt programs and initiatives. Click on the photo for all the details and contact information.

Save the date for our next High Rock Challenge. Saturday, April 27, 2019. Sponsorship packages are available. Click the image for last year's photos and results.

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Nature’s Calendar

Here is a sampling of what takes place in the Greenbelt throughout the year. Come for a visit to be part of these wondrous activities. Each month offers distinctive and special happenings. And when the full moon hangs over the Greenbelt, all’s right with the world. East coast Native Indians gave names to each full moon, which we have listed. Learn more...

Trail Running, Racing and Hiking

Trail Running, Racing and Hiking

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