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

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Saturday, November 23 – Fall Flat 5K Trail Race – Spend a fun morning outdoors!

Race day is fast approaching – join us! Online registration will close at 6 pm on Friday before race day. Same day registration will open at start area at 8:30 am.

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IN THE HEART OF THE SEA – Literary program by Staten Island OutLOUD

Saturday, November 23 at 2pm – A free and fun literary program with special Staten Island twist!

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Nature-inspired programs for toddlers

Join us with your wee one(s) on Thursday mornings!

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Annual Day After Thanksgiving Group Hike: Friday, November 29 @ 10 am

Hike with your family and friends – relax and enjoy nature together!

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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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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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Have a Picnic

The Greenbelt is a wonderful place to relax with your family and friends and enjoy a picnic. High Rock has picnic benches just inside the main gate. The picnic grove behind the Carousel for All Children in Willowbrook Park offers a shaded spot for your family and friends. A playground,…

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Nature Notes

Bird sightings in the Greenbelt – an interactive feature

The Greenbelt provides habitat for myriad bird species.

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Download and/or borrow a “wand” to take along on your hike

Audio tours narrated by WQXR’s radio host, Jeff Spurgeon, will enhance your knowledge of Greenbelt flora and fauna.

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Fall Group Hikes & Foliage Viewing Tips

We offer a range of hikes led by knowledgable leaders – on weekends and weekdays.

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Forest Fungi

While colorful changing leaves and cooler temperatures are the most noticeable characteristics of the Fall season, the forest floor also showcases a more subtle sign of transition. 

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