Parties and Rentals

Celebrate your next special occasion at the Greenbelt Nature Center

or at the Carousel for All Children

The Greenbelt is a beautiful location for you upcoming wedding, birthday, anniversary or special occasion. We offer two locations nestled in one of New York City’s most unique nature preserves, just 30-minutes from downtown Manhattan. Scroll down to learn about the Greenbelt Nature Center and the Carousel for All Children.

evening view of the Greenbelt Nature Center on Staten Island

                        Celebrate at the Greenbelt Nature Center

Rent our beautiful Nature Center located at 700 Rockland Avenue

Host an event of all occasions at the Greenbelt Nature Center, an indoor/outdoor space with the beautiful Greenbelt woodlands as its backdrop. This space is perfect for kids and adult birthday parties, showers, milestone occasions, weddings, corporate events, and more.

– For gatherings up to 65 people, rent our beautiful event room with access to the outdoor patio. For larger events, a full-venue rental can accommodate up to 125 guests.

– Event hosts are welcome to decorate the space, bring in entertainment including a DJ, and can select their favorite caterer. We will gladly recommended our preferred vendors should you need! All vendors must be licensed and insured. To serve alcohol, all caterers must have an off-premise liquor license.

– All rentals include use of tables and chairs and access to a workable kitchen space including work counters, refrigerators, and pantry. An exterior loading dock that leads to the kitchen allows for convenient access for catering.

– To reserve your date, a $200 security deposit is required. The balance is due two weeks prior to the rental date, along with a $250 refundable security deposit. All cancellation requests must be made in writing and may result in forfeiture of the security deposit.

Discounts are available for community groups and non-profit organizations. Recurring rentals are welcome! For inquiries, please contact Christina Kuhn at

Sub-Header: To inquire about renting the Greenbelt Nature Center, please email

Carousel for All Children in Willowbrook Park    

                 Two Eton Place, Staten Island, NY 10312

Dear Friends of the Greenbelt,

We are excited the Carousel for All Children in Willowbrook Park will re-open for the 2023 season on May 6th!

The Carousel For All Children in Willowbrook Park is a turn-of-the-century, Victorian-style merry-go-round that opened in 1999. The carousel boasts 51 carved wooden figures of mythical beasts, endangered species, and traditional carousel horses. It also showcases twenty hand-painted renderings of Staten Island landmarks, past and present. The Carousel is fully accessible.

The Carousel For All Children is maintained by the Greenbelt Conservancy in partnership with NYC Parks.

Cost: $3.00 for a single ride. 20 ride voucher is $50.


Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. The carousel will be open on Labor Day (September 6) from 11:00 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.


Carousel ticket booth: (718) 477-0605

Greenbelt headquarters: (718) 667-2165

The Carousel is available to rent for your private gathering. Please email

For more about the Carousel and other Greenbelt highlights, visit 

The colorful carousel offers the perfect location for birthday parties and corporate events alike, the Carousel for All Children is in Staten Island’s Willowbrook Park.  This park is centrally located and boasts, in addition to the carousel, a 12-acre lake, hiking trails, ball fields and ample parking.

The Carousel is available for private and semi-private parties from May through October.

2023 Carousel party prices: 2 Hours 3 Hours
Public Parties
(11am – 2pm
or 3pm – 6pm)
$350 $450
Private Parties $550 $700

Our private party rental option is available during non-public hours and can accommodate a maximum of 100 guests. Guests will enjoy unlimited spins on the Carousel (adults, too!) and will be entertained for hours. We offer two- to four-hour party packages and have minimal restrictions on outside vendors.

The Carousel is also available for rentals during public hours. This non-exclusive option offers you and your guests a designated area of the Carousel space and provides up to 50-guests with unlimited spins. This option requires a minimum of ten guests.