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Celebrate in the Greenbelt!

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Temporary Closure – Greenbelt Nature Center

Due to an ongoing maintenance issue, please note that the Nature Center will be closed for the duration of the weekend, 12/18 and 12/19/2021. Visitors should plan ahead for restroom access – facilities are available at High Rock Park (200 Nevada Avenue) and Willowbrook Park (1 Eton Place) during park…

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The Natural Areas Conservancy Presents: The Power of Access

Greenbelt Educator Angel Ehlers will be representing the Greenbelt on December 13, 2021 at noon for The Natural Areas Conservancy Presents: The Power of Access! New York City is home to more than 1,700 parks, 20,000 acres of forests, wetlands, and grasslands, and 300 miles of nature trails — and…

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Greenbelt Collaborates with Williamsburg High School for Architecture and Design

Williamsburg High School for Architecture and Design is partnering with the Greenbelt to provide their career-oriented high school students with a place based, work based and experiential education experience – right here in the Greenbelt. Through distance/virtual learning, in-person field trips, and stewardship projects, students will gain real-life job skills…

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10/29 Tree Planting at LaTourette: A Ghost Forest Supporting Event

Staten Island Greenbelt Tree Planting: A Ghost Forest Supporting Event In conjunction with Maya Lin’s Ghost Forest in Madison Square Park, join the Greenbelt Conservancy, Natural Areas Conservancy and Madison Square Park Conservancy for a Breakfast Reception and Volunteer Tree Planting event on Friday, October 29th in the Greenbelt’s LaTourette Park, Staten Island. …

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December Events Calendar

There’s lots to do all month long in the Greenbelt! Finish the year with your favorite hike or holiday program. To sign up for any of the programs below, please use  

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November Programming

November has arrived, and along with it, a new slate of Greenbelt Education Programs! Check the Greenbelt Events Calendar for detailed listing and sign-up links. All programs are free, but preregistration is required.  

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Con Edison Family Science – October Edition!

  We are happy to continue offering our Con Edison Family Science program, a series of free monthly sessions featuring science topics and experiments designed for children and parents to accomplish as a team. A few short, self-guided activities will spur families to think and learn while having fun together.…

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October 2021 Public Programs

Enjoy the change of seasons in the park – October programs are nearly here! Check the Greenbelt Events Calendar for detailed listing and sign-up links. All programs are free, but preregistration is required.

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Nature Notes

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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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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