Sustaining and enhancing the Greenbelt's
open space in Staten Island, NY through education, conservation, research and prudent recreation

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Summer Camp has begun

Summer Camp is almost full! Please call before registering to check availability – 718-351-3450.

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Save the date: Friday evening, September 13: Annual Gala celebrating the “Year of the Greenbelt” and our distinguished honorees.

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July 9 – August 12: Terrific Tuesdays at the Greenbelt Carousel in Willowbrook Park – A Toddler Program

Meet the Early Childhood Educators at the Carousel, and enjoy a nature activity! The Carousel is now open seven days a week in July and August!

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

A wonderful summer read for Greenbelt fans!

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.

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evening view of the Greenbelt Nature Center on Staten Island

Host a Celebration in the Greenbelt at our Nature Center or Carousel

The Greenbelt is a beautiful location for your special occasion. We offer two unique locations nestled in one of New York City’s most pristine nature preserves, only 30 minutes from downtown Manhattan.

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Nature Notes

Greenbelt Natural Resources

The Greenbelt’s natural and “Forever Wild” areas support rare habitats such as wetlands, forests, woodlands, meadows, and native rare plant species that are accessible through an extensive trail system in an urban setting.

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Protect and respect: Please don’t feed the waterfowl

It would seem that providing food for ducks and geese would make them healthier. However, this is not the case.

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Hiking and Running Trails

Each trail crosses different terrain and offers a unique experience. In drier zones, red and black oaks, tulip, beech and hickory trees are common. Moister soils support red maples, white swamp oak and willow trees.

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Birding in the Greenbelt

Staten Island’s Greenbelt provides birders with some of the finest woodland environment in the five boroughs. Photo: Nicholas Mundy – Black-crowned Night Heron in the Greenbelt, Spring, 2019.

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