Caring for the Greenbelt's parks and open space
in Staten Island, NY through education,
conservation, research and prudent recreation

Celebrate in the Greenbelt!

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Hiking and Running Trails are Open for Solitary Recreation. The Greenbelt Nature and Recreation Centers are Closed. Programs canceled through April 12.

The Greenbelt’s legendary hiking and running trails remain open as government and health continues to allow people to visit parks while practicing safe distance protocols and completely avoid clusters of people.

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Learn about the Greenbelt while you’re at home!

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

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Con Edison Family Science Night: A monthly series

This series is on hold due to the COVID 19 Pandemic. Please check back for updates.

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Frog Watch USA Monitoring

Our popular Frog Watch series is on hold due to the COVID 19 Pandemic. Please check back for rescheduling when the time is right.

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Greenbelt Facility and Program & Weekend Parking Update

As of Tuesday, March 17, the Greenbelt Nature and Recreation Centers – and all NYC Parks nature and recreations centers – will be closed to the public.

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Summer Camp 2020 – Registration is now open

The best place for young naturalist to enjoy their summer break is the Greenbelt!

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Celebrate at the Greenbelt Nature Center

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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High Rock Challenge 2020 Important Update

Thank you for your continued involvement and support.

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Nature Notes

Red-headed Woodpeckers in the Greenbelt

Have you spotted any Woodpeckers pecking at trees in the Greenbelt lately?

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Salamanders and Spring Peepers

Whereas turtles want to soak up the sun, warm rains above 42 degrees are what wake up sleepy salamanders and frogs.

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High Rock Park History

Often referred to as one of the most tranquil places in New York City, High Rock Park is noted for its quiet ponds and deep woods

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How and Where Turtles Hibernate

Not frozen. Just cold!

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