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

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Saturday, January 25: Celebrate Lunar New Year

Celebrate Chinese new year with inspiring poetry and prose led by our friends at Staten Island OutLOUD.

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Wednesday Night Hikes

Join us any Wednesday evening for a hike a long the rustic trails. A headlamp/flashlight is required.

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Nature-inspired program series for toddlers in 2020

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

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Hiking and Trail Running

There are six major Greenbelt trails that offer diverse hiking experiences for people of all abilities. Four woodland trails, on which bicycles and motorized vehicles are prohibited, are identified by the color of their blaze marks.

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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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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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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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Nature Notes

Trout Lily: A native ephemeral wild flower, harbinger of Spring

During the cold days of winter, thoughts of spring blooms bring warmth. Season’s change!

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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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Group Hikes and Trail Map

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

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