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Trail Conditions After Tropical Storm Ida

After the rains and winds caused by Tropical Storm Ida, please use extra caution as you navigate trails, especially stream crossings in low-lying sections of the Greenbelt. Expect wet and muddy conditions, missing/damaged footbridges, downed trees or large limbs, etc. Assessment and remediation of storm hazards is ongoing, especially in…

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INCLEMENT WEATHER POSTPONEMENT – Blue Jean Ball 2021

**Mother Nature has once again rained out our plans for this year’s Blue Jean Ball. The event, which was first rescheduled from September 9th, will not take place as planned tomorrow, September 23rd, due to anticipated inclement weather. Please stay tuned for more information in the coming days, and thank…

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Carousel Reopening 2021

The Carousel for All Children in Willowbrook Park will re-open on Thursday, July 1! The daily schedule will be Thursday – Sunday from 11 am to 5:45 pm. In addition, the Carousel will also be open on Monday, July 5th for the holiday. Price for the 2021 season is $2.50/ride.…

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NYC Public Design Commission Names Award Winners

ARCHITECT Magazine recently named the Greenbelt Conservancy as a co-recipient of the Parks Maintenance, Operations, and Art Conservation Staff, in the New York City Public Design Commission’s Special Awards category. The publication summarized the award, stating: “Throughout the pandemic, New Yorkers have recognized the importance of neighborhood parks for providing…

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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

Pollinators!

With the advent of consistently warm weather and the official start of summer, June is an ideal time to think about, observe, and explore pollinators! Use this helpful guide from the Greenbelt Education Department at home, in a park, or anywhere you can observe flowering plants.  

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Invasive Species Information

Ahead of National Trails Day on June 5th, get to know some common invasive species and what you (and everyone!) can do to mitigate and prevent the movement of potentially harmful plants and animals between ecosystems. Scroll through the slides below, or find the full Invasive Species Slideshow here.  …

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Wildflower Season in the Greenbelt

May is a great month to go out looking for wildflowers in the Greenbelt! Find a helpful introductory guide below, or download the PDF guide here.

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April Nature Activities – Earth Month!

April is Earth Month! To celebrate, the Greenbelt Education Department created a list of suggested activities and crafts to enjoy the arrival of spring and to celebrate the natural world. Find the full list of suggested Earth Month Activities here!

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