Preserving Staten's Island's Great Outdoors

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A wonderful book and gift idea for Greenbelt fans

image of the book High Rock and the Greenbelt: The Making of New York City's Largest Park

The 164-page, hardcover edition with color photographs tells the story of one of the most successful open-space preservation efforts in the nation, with a not-for-profit management structure still in place today. In the 1960’s and 1970’s, local citizens took on master planner, Robert Moses and won.  The outcome is today’s Greenbelt with its acres of natural areas, miles of trails and attractive parks and facilities.

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Birding in the Greenbelt is some of the finest in NY

Staten Island’s Greenbelt provides birders with some of the finest woodland environment in the five boroughs. The diversity of bird species found in these second growth forests is amazing. Birding falls into seasonal categories and the open spaces and wetlands of our Greenbelt certainly reflect that fact. Each season has its highlights, expected species and resident species. Photo: Red-shouldered hawk by Virginia Re.

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Winter is here in Greenbelt’s parks and trail system!

Throughout the winter months, there are still vistas to enjoy, however – the air is crisp and it’s a great time to explore.  Visibility is broader and birds nests are revealed in the tree tops.  The Greenbelt is home to a range of gorgeous trees – maple, tulip and sassafras, to name a few.  Walk the trails in the winter sunshine to enjoy the open feeling of the forest and the peace and quiet for which the Greenbelt is known. 

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Carousel for All Children is now closed for the season – We’ll see you on Saturday, May 4, 2019 for opening day!

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. “

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Thank you to All Who Supported the Annual Blue Jean Ball! Enjoy photos from a Fun Evening!

We have rescheduled this outdoor event for Thursday, June 7.
Don’t miss the Greenbelt Conservancy’s annual (and casual) event at the Carousel for All Children in Willowbrook park for those 21 and over. Be a kid again and enjoy live music, unlimited rides on our famed carousel, buffet menu, beer and wine, and more! We are thrilled to welcome back live entertainment by local band, “Cause and The Effects.”

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