Free Yoga Outdoors in Willowbrook Park, Tuesdays, July 25 – August 15 funded by NYC Council Member, Joseph C. Borelli

Relax and rejuvenate outdoors while practicing Yoga under the trees in Willowbrook Park. This program is generously funded by New York City Council Member, Joseph C. Borelli of the 51st District on Staten Island, and by A Greener NYC Initiative of the New York City Council.

Female Appalachian Trail record holder to speak and hike in the Greenbelt – Wednesday, August 9

In 2011, Jennifer Pharr Davis set the unofficial record for the fastest thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail with a time of 46 days, 11 hours, and 20 minutes, an average of 47 miles (76 km) a day, a record she held for four years until July 12, 2015, when Scott Jurek finished 3 hours and 12 minutes faster. Join us at the Greenbelt Nature Center as Ms. Davis discusses her experiences on the trail, leads family activities and a short hike.

We’re hiring an Assistant Carousel Manager

Join our Greenbelt Conservancy team and work at the Carousel for All Children in Willowbrook Park. The lovely park atmosphere makes for an enjoyable work environment. This is a seasonable position. The Greenbelt Conservancy is a non profit organization, and an equal opportunity employer. Deadline to apply is July 20.

Greenbelt Summer Day Camp & Mini Camp 2017: Join us for our morning sessions through August

Calling all campers who love learning about the natural world! The Greenbelt’s parks and trails offer so much to observe and enjoy especially if you know where and how to look. We’ll teach you! High Rock Park is our camp headquarters as it has been for generations

Become a member of the Greenbelt Conservancy in 2017, 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.

Volunteer Opportunities for Summer, 2017

We rely on volunteers to help keep the Greenbelt beautiful and forever green. Volunteering here is not only a great way to get involved in your community, it’s a great way to get to know one of New York City’s largest and most beautiful parks.   As you might expect, many of our volunteer projects take place outdoors along our trails system and in natural areas.  Volunteers are also a key component at special events such as our seasonal trail races and forest restoration clinics.

Visit the Nature Center & Host a Celebration Here!

The centrally-located Greenbelt Nature Center – 700 Rockland Avenue near Brielle Avenue – is a hub for a wide range of Greenbelt activities and programs. Here you may view the Richmond County Savings Foundation exhibits to learn about Greenbelt history, geography, flora and fauna, and current happenings.  Please enjoy our newly installed “Flexi-pave” walkways made […]

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.

Environmental Education Programs: We had a great school year – see you in September for more field trips!

School Year 2017: 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! Our Environmental Education programs compliment learning standards; we are an official New York City Department of Education Vendor.

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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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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