LaTourette Public Golf Course: History, greenery and great golfing

La Tourette Golf Course is an 18-hole par 72 public course that sets a high standard for city-owned courses. It features rolling fairways and sweeping views. The course, on the grounds of the former David LaTourette farm (established in 1830), was designed in 1920 by David L. Reese; John Van Kleek designed nine new holes and redesigned the […]

Dogs in Parks

The Greenbelt is a great place for our four-legged “best friends” to explore and exercise.  We love our canine visitors and we urge their masters to obey leash laws in order to keep animals and humans safe and comfortable in our park. Click here for a full guide on bringing your pet to the park. […]

Moses’ Mountain – a well-kept Greenbelt secret with splendid views

In the early 1960s Robert Moses, the notorious New York City planner and Parks Commissioner attempted to construct the Richmond Parkway over Todt Hill cutting through what is today’s Greenbelt. Earth and rock blasted away for the highway was hauled to a remote area eventually forming a 260-foot-high rubble mound destined to become a highway […]

Native Plant Center

This facility is not open to the public; Reach staff at (718) 370-9044     The Greenbelt Native Plant Center (GNPC), a facility of the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, is a 13–acre greenhouse, nursery, and seed bank complex located on Staten Island, NY. The Center is located on the former Mohlenhoff […]