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

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Carousel Weekend Hours Amended

Due to heatwave, our Carousel will close early at 3PM Friday – Sunday, July 19 – 21.

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Friday, July 26: Moth Night in High Rock Park

Moths are the night dwelling cousins of butterflies!  Join us, on this summer evening program to learn about the biodiversity of moths and other nocturnal insects – 9 pm.

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Sunday, July 28: Dragonflies of High Rock Park

This interpretive hike will explore dragonflies and their habitats and lifecycles. Photo: Richard Xuereb

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Free Summer Concert Series: August Sundays at 3PM

Join the talented musicians from Viva Voce Musical Ensemble for free concerts in the summer breeze!

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High Rock Park History

Often referred to as one of the most tranquil places in New York City, High Rock Park is noted for its quiet ponds and deep woods

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Growing Strong

There are more things to do than ever before in this Year of the Greenbelt.  The Greenbelt Conservancy was founded in 1989, which makes this our 30th anniversary year. 

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Environmental Education Programs & Field Trips

The Greenbelt is an exceptional place for educators and students to explore the wonders of nature. Our Environmental Education programs compliment learning standards; we are an official New York City Department of Education Vendor.

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Gretta Mouulton Gate at High Rock Park in the Staten Island Greenbelt

Video: “Woodland Verse: A Glimpse into the Staten Island Greenbelt”

Enjoy a short video highlighting the Greenbelt’s natural resources and the people who care for them and visit.

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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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