Greenbelt Facility and Program & Weekend Parking Update: Let’s Spread Out!



Please scroll down for information on overflow parking and Greenbelt access points.

The Greenbelt Conservancy is working closely with NYC Parks and other city agencies to monitor public health guidance related to Covid-19. Please know that the safety and well-being of our visitors, staff, and entire community is our top priority.

As of  Tuesday, March 17, the Greenbelt Nature and Recreation Centers will be closed to the public.  All NYC Parks recreation and nature centers will be closed in throughout the City. 

Public programs, hikes and classes have all been canceled in the Greenbelt indefinitely. Please check here or on our social media pages regularly for the latest updates. 

NYS Governor Andrew Cuomo continues to allow people to visit their local parks for solitary, passive recreation while keeping a six-foot distance from other visitors.  Please practice social distancing along the trails and avoid clusters of people. 

Click here for a link to the NYC Parks information page.

The trails and parks have remained open. Please distance yourself from other visitors and do not gather in groups of more than ten people. Due to its vastness, it is possible to enter the Greenbelt on foot from several different Staten Island neighborhoods and communities.  A map of the Greenbelt and our trail system is here.   

Please refer to our Events page here for program changes and cancellations. 

Our staff has been mandated to remain at home.  If you have questions, please email us at

If at any point we need to close facilities and/or suspend programs, we will do so with the direction and support of public health officials and NYC Parks. We will communicate this information through email, our website and social media.

If you have specific questions about the virus, please visit the NYC Department of Health website or contact the the New York coronavirus hotline at 888-364-3065.

Let’s Spread Out!

In an effort to alleviate crowding in the Greenbelt parking areas. parks and trails, we have made overflow parking available. We’d also like to remind you of the various Greenbelt access points. Please consult a copy of our trail map on sigreenbelt. org, which outlines these different areas and entry points

Please follow CDC guidelines for social distancing, wash your hands and avoid clusters of people. No group sports or activities are permitted in the Greenbelt at this time.

Overflow parking for the Greenbelt Nature Center:
The Greenbelt Recreation Center
501 Brielle Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10314
Park in the lot nearest the Recreation Center building and follow a footpath toward the Nature Center and our trail system. Cross Rockland Avenue to the Nature Center. This lot will be open weekends from 9 am – 7 pm.

Willowbrook Park at 1 Eton Place also has trail and walking path access, and large parking areas.

LaTourette Golf Course at 1001 Richmond Hill Road has trail access and ample parking.

The Field of Dreams
Forest Hill Road off Richmond Ave. (across from Costco)
Access to the Greenbelt’s multi-use trail and ample parking