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

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Free Summer Concert Series: Sundays in August at 3PM

Join the talented musicians from Viva Voce Musical Ensemble for free concerts in the summer breeze!

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Sunday, September 8: Trail of the Month Hike: Moses’ Mountain and beyond!

Climb Moses Mountain before heading to High Rock Park and into Reeds Basket Willow Swamp.

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Save the Date: Saturday, October 5 – Greenbelt Pumpkin Festival

The prettiest pumpkins will prevail in our patch – come join us for all the Fall fun just before our Carousel closes for the season on the following weekend!

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Save the date: Friday evening, September 13: Annual Gala celebrating the “Year of the Greenbelt” and our distinguished honorees.

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Carousel will close for 2019 season on Columbus Day, October 14

Thank you for another great season!

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Environmental Education Programs & Field Trips – 2019/2020

Our Environmental Education programs compliment learning standards; we are an official New York City Department of Education Vendor.

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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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Nature Notes

Gretta Mouulton Gate at High Rock Park in the Staten Island Greenbelt

A Fine Patch of Wild

It was 1976 when author and environmentalist, John Mitchell, described High Rock Park in the Greenbelt as “a fine patch of wild,” and in fact it is, and will always remain so.

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Gray treefrog (Hyla versicolor): At Home in the Greenbelt

Come summer, the Greenbelt landscape is alive with the sounds of nature. Katydids, Cicadas, Warblers, Geese, angsty Blue Jays – and  many more species – fill our forests and wetlands with a plethora of distinct and magical sounds.

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How High Rock Park was saved and the Greenbelt got its name

By BRADFORD GREENE The alarming rumor that Camp High Rock was about to be sold to a land developer by the Girl Scout Council of Greater New York began my involvement in July, 1964 with Gretta Moulton, a Scout leader and Staten Island resident. She was determined to save the…

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From passers-by to permanent residents: Birds of the Greenbelt

Each year thousands of birds travel through our Greenbelt as they make the round-trip journey from the northern woodlands of New England to all points south.

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