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

Greenbelt Nature Center

700 Rockland Avenue,  Staten Island, NY 10314

The Greenbelt Nature Center is a stunning 5,400 square-foot stone and brick building that stands in harmony with its natural surroundings. Nestled within the Greenbelt’s lush woodlands, the fully accessible Nature Center is available to rent for any private affair.

The space features a spacious event room and adjacent outdoor patio, the Nature Center can accommodate parties of up to 150 guests – cocktail reception style – or 100 guests for a seated occasion. Our team will assist you will planning the perfect event offering all-inclusive (catering, open bar, entertainment) party options.

For more information or to check availability, please contact Christina Kuhn via email at

Click here for a list of our “Forest Favorites,” preferred Nature Center caterers.

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 has will re-open for the 2022 season!

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: $2.50 for a single ride. 20 ride voucher is $45.


Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. through October 10, 2021. 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.

2022 Carousel party prices: 2 Hours 3 Hours
Public Parties
(11am – 2pm
or 3pm – 6pm)
$350 $450
Private Parties $500 $650

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.