Annual Pumpkin Festival, Saturday, October 6 from 12 noon – 4 pm in Willowbrook Park

Save the date for the Greenbelt’s Annual Pumpkin Festival in Willowbrook Park where the prettiest pumpkins prevail in our patch!  Family friendly activities ranging from fishing lessons to a nature-inspired craft and face painting. There will be sweets for sale from Aunt Viv’s Kitchen and snacks at our Carousel stand. More details to come! The Carousel will close for the season at the end of day on Monday, October 8 (Columbus Day).

Environmental Education Programs & Field Trips for all ages. Our toddler series begins October 4.

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.

Greenbelt Conservancy Annual Meeting: Wednesday, October 17, 8 PM

Save the Date for the Greenbelt Conservancy’s Annual Meeting. Join us to meet members of our Board of Directors and staff , and to learn about the year’s highlights.  This is also an opportunity to share your Greenbelt experiences and ideas with us.  Light refreshments will be served.  We look forward to welcoming you.

Carousel for All Children, 2018: September hours: Friday – Sunday – 11 AM – 5:45 PM. We close on Monday, October 8.

The Carousel in the Greenbelt’s Willowbrook Park is one of the happiest places in Staten Island. For just $2.00, children of all abilities can enjoy a ride set against a backdrop of lush greenery. After, enjoy a stroll around Willowbrook Lake or walk a short section of the White Trail adjacent to the carousel. This magical venue is available to rent for your family or corporate gathering. “

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 volunteer@sigreenbelt.org 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!

Greenbelt cited as New York City’s Remotest Spot

Inspired by ecologists, Rebecca and Ryan Means, Eben Pindychk of the “New Yorker” magazine, set out to find the remotest region in New York City. Guess what he discovered? The ecologists run “Project Remote,” an endeavor to locate and visit the point farthest from a road in all fifty states. Click the heading to read the full article.

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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 and terrace is available to rent 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.

Our annual spring trail race took place on April 28. Click the logo for results, media coverage, photos and video. Save the date for next year: Saturday, April 27, 2019. Sponsorship packages are available.

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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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