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in Staten Island, NY through education,
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Reflections – Commissioner Paulo

The Greenbelt Conservancy mourns the loss of former Staten Island Borough Commissioner, Thomas Paulo, who passed away last week at his home. Commissioner Paulo was a dedicated public servant, having served nearly 20 years as Borough Commissioner of Staten Island parks. Commissioner Paulo began his career at NYC Parks in…

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Logo Design Contest – Calling Local Artists!

  For full instructions, including eligibility and instructions for how to submit your original design, please see full details here.

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2020 Fall Flat 5K – Register Today!

  Who’s ready to run? Registration for this year’s Fall Flat 5K is now open! Join us in-person on Saturday, November 21 at Willowbrook Park, or participate virtually. Spots are limited – save your race space by registering today! 

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We Remember

On this day 19 years ago, our city – and country – were forever changed. We owe a tremendous debt of thanks and gratitude to all those who put themselves in harm’s way that day, and in the weeks, months, and years that followed. One heartwarming anecdote from the months…

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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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Multi-use Perimeter Trail: Run, bike, hike or simply stroll

The multi-use trail is more of a path, much wider than the Greenbelt’s wooded trails.  The family-friendly 2.6 mile all-season trail is covered mostly with crushed gravel, gravel dust and screenings. It slopes gently downward as it extends westward from Rockland Avenue along Forest Hill Road to Richmond Avenue. Near…

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Nature Notes

Greenbelt Facility and Program & Weekend Parking Update: Let’s Spread Out!

As of Tuesday, March 17, the Greenbelt Nature and Recreation Centers – and all NYC Parks nature and recreations centers – will be closed to the public.

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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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