New programs for toddlers on Wednesday and Thursday mornings this Summer

Wonderful Wednesdays at the Carousel for All Children and “Forest Adventures” at the Greenbelt Nature Center are new programs designed for young naturalists (age 3 1/2 – 5) and a chaperone. Programs are inspired by nature and are taught by the Greenbelt’s environmental educators. Stay cool and learn about nature this Summer in the Greenbelt!

Con Edison Family Science Night: Density, Buoyancy and Boat Building! Join us on Wednesday, July 18, 6:30 PM

Families are invited to gather to explore a range of science topics and activities. A few short, self-guided activities will start families thinking together, followed by a full group activity. Families with children ages 8-10 years old are welcome to register for these events. Feel free to call our educators for more details – 718-351-3450

Save the date: Friday, September 14 for “Into our Woods:” The Greenbelt Conservancy’s Fall Benefit. Tickets are now available online.

Save the date – Friday, September 14 from 7 – 11 PM for the Greenbelt Conservancy’s annual Fall Benefit. Come Into Our Woods for a memorable evening celebrating the Greenbelt Conservancy! Hosted at the beautiful Nature Center, nestled in the heart of the Greenbelt, our annual Fall Benefit will recognize the organization’s achievements in sustainability, community […]

Carousel for All Children, 2018! Now open seven days a week for July and August!

The Carousel for All Children in the Greenbelt’s Willowbrook Park is one of the happiest places in Staten Island. For just $2.00, children of all ages and abilities can ride our colorful carousel set against a backdrop of lush greenery. After, enjoy a stroll around Willowbrook Lake or walk a short section of the White Trail adjacent to the carousel. Remember, this magical venue is available to rent for your family or corporate gathering. “

Volunteer Opportunities this Summer

Volunteering in the Greenbelt is a great way to get involved in your community, and to get to know one of New York City’s largest and most beautiful parks.  Many of our volunteer projects take place outdoors along our trail system. There are also indoor tasks and projects happening throughout the year. Please contact us at to become involved!

Become a member of the Greenbelt Conservancy in 2018, and become a part of our success!

The Greenbelt Conservancy relies on private funding from members, businesses, foundations, corporations and general philanthropy. Become a member and become a part of maintaining and beautifying our vital parkland in central Staten Island. There are many ways to get involved as a member of the Greenbelt Conservancy – from “Young Naturalists” to “Mighty Oaks” categories.

Environmental Education Programs, Field Trips, Homeschool & Toddler Programs – Thank you for a wonderful school year!

The Greenbelt is an exceptional place for educators and students to explore the wonders of nature. We are always excited to share our forests and meadows with you! We offer both underhand outdoor programs. Our Environmental Education programs compliment learning standards; we are an official New York City Department of Education Vendor.

Living with deer in Staten Island and how to avoid tick bites

Deer populations are increasing across the United States. In fact, there are more deer in North America today than any time in history. Within New York City, populations of white-tailed deer are growing and expanding in the north Bronx and Staten Island. Deer benefit from abundant food and shelter available in those boroughs’ parks and green spaces.

Greenbelt Conservancy Annual Report

This report highlights some of our accomplishments in 2016. The Greenbelt’s 35-mile trail system, parks, open spaces and learning centers are precious gifts. They are Staten Island’s greatest natural resources. We are grateful to all those individuals, businesses, corporations, foundations and community groups that give to the Greenbelt Conservancy. We thrive and grow because of you.

Video: “Woodland Verse: A Glimpse into the Staten Island Greenbelt”

Enjoy a short video highlighting the Greenbelt’s natural resources and the people who care for them and visit. Our urban park in central Staten Island features and extensive trail system and open space to inspire and teach visitors of all ages and background the lessons of nature. Enjoy the video, and then please visit us soon!

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Visit the Greenbelt Nature Center to speak with a staff member, pick up a map of our trails and learn about the park's flora and fauna through the Richmond County Savings Foundation exhibits. This lovely space and its grounds are available for private rentals.

Save the date - Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 10 am - for our classic Fall 5K trail race in the Greenbelt's Willowbrook Park. This is a great race for both novice and experienced runners, families and groups. Sponsorship opportunities are available.

Our annual spring trail race took place on April 28. Click the logo for results, media coverage, photos and video. Save the date for next year: Saturday, April 27, 2019. Sponsorship packages are available.

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Nature’s Calendar

Here is a sampling of what takes place in the Greenbelt throughout the year. Come for a visit to be part of these wondrous activities. Each month offers distinctive and special happenings. And when the full moon hangs over the Greenbelt, all’s right with the world. East coast Native Indians gave names to each full moon, which we have listed. Learn more...

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