Caring for the Greenbelt's parks and open space
in Staten Island, NY through education,
conservation, research and prudent recreation

Celebrate in the Greenbelt!

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Hiking and Running Trails are Open for Solitary Recreation. The Greenbelt Nature and Recreation Centers are Closed. Programs canceled through April 12.

The Greenbelt’s legendary hiking and running trails remain open as government and health continues to allow people to visit parks while practicing safe distance protocols and completely avoid clusters of people.

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Learn about the Greenbelt while you’re at home!

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

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Con Edison Family Science Night: A monthly series

This series is on hold due to the COVID 19 Pandemic. Please check back for updates.

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Frog Watch USA Monitoring

Our popular Frog Watch series is on hold due to the COVID 19 Pandemic. Please check back for rescheduling when the time is right.

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The Joy of Running in the Greenbelt

By Josh Pesin When I run through the Greenbelt, my senses become heightened and my body and soul become one with nature. Any worries and anxieties that are on my mind melt away as my body glides through the woods. Immersing myself in nature is always uplifting. Running along the trails…

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

A wonderful 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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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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Nature Notes

Red-headed Woodpeckers in the Greenbelt

Have you spotted any Woodpeckers pecking at trees in the Greenbelt lately?

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Salamanders and Spring Peepers

Whereas turtles want to soak up the sun, warm rains above 42 degrees are what wake up sleepy salamanders and frogs.

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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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How and Where Turtles Hibernate

Not frozen. Just cold!

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