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Please note: Some programs require advance registration and/or recreation center membership. Always call the contact number provided before attending a program.

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Hiking the Belt

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Tuesday: 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

Greenbelt Recreation Center, 501 Brielle Avenue (across from Sea View Hospital), Staten Island

Start Date: July 7, 2015
End Date: September 8, 2015
Age:Adult / Senior  

 

Hiking the Belt

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Monday: 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Greenbelt Recreation Center, 501 Brielle Avenue (across from Sea View Hospital), Staten Island

Start Date: July 6, 2015
End Date: September 7, 2015
Age:Adult / Senior  

 

Summer Camp

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Monday: 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Thursday: 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

McCarren Play Center, 776 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn

Start Date: July 6, 2015
End Date: August 21, 2015
Age:Child  

The NYC Parks Experience Summer Day Camp program is an exciting chance for children ages 6 to 13 to have a fun-filled summer! 

This program has been filled.

 

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Hiking

You may use any of Parks' recreational spaces, except tennis courts, without a permit. However, if a permit holder arrives with a valid permit in hand, you must vacate the field or court. An individual must have a season permit or single-play ticket to use Parks' tennis courts.

Organized play (leagues) requires a permit. Click here for an application and more information about permits.

Arden Woods Trail

ARDEN & LEGATE AVENUE (Staten Island) | Map it
Facility Type: Hiking Trails
Park Name: Arden Woods 
Length: 1.2 miles 
Difficulty: Easy 

Blue Trail

FOREST PARK DRIVE EAST, OFF OF WOODHAVEN BOULEVARD (Queens) | Map it
Facility Type: Hiking Trails
Park Name: Forest Park 
Length: 1.7 miles 
Other Details: Forest Park's numerous trails wind through native hardwood (oak-hickory) forest and kettle ponds.  

Blue Trail

BEHIND BALLFIELD 6 BY WINCHESTER BOULEVARD, NORTH OF UNION TURNPIKE (Queens) | Map it
Facility Type: Hiking Trails
Park Name: Alley Pond Park 
Length: 0.33 miles 
Other Details: Numerous trails wind through native hardwood (oak-hickory) forest and kettle ponds. The north end of the park boasts splendid salt marsh views.  

Cass Gallagher Nature Trail

A SHORT WALK IN FROM THE INTERSECTION OF BROADWAY AND MOSHOLU AVENUE, NEAR THE HORSE STABLES (Bronx) | Map it
Facility Type: Hiking Trails
Park Name: Van Cortlandt Park 
Length: 1.4 miles 
Difficulty: Moderate/Difficult 

Clove Lakes Park Trail

VICTORY BOULEVARD (Staten Island) | Map it
Facility Type: Hiking Trails
Park Name: Clove Lakes Park 
Length: 3.0 miles 
Difficulty: Easy 
Other Details: Visitors can enjoy walks by its valley lakes, ascend pathways through wooded hills, pause along its picturesque bridges, or visit New York City’s largest tulip tree. 

Deere Park Blue Trail

STATEN ISLAND BOULEVARD (Staten Island) | Map it
Facility Type: Hiking Trails
Park Name: Deere Park 
Length: 12.3 miles 
Difficulty: Easy/Moderate 
Other Details: This is the Greenbelt’s longest marked trail. Its northeastern trailhead at the Greenbelt’s Deere Park can be accessed from Staten Island Boulevard. Walk the trail to its end, near the Brielle Avenue-Roanoake Street intersection in Willowbrook, and you will either pass through or have a view of each of the Greenbelt’s five distinct vegetation zones. 

Green Trail

BEHIND BALLFIELD 6 BY WINCHESTER BOULEVARD, NORTH OF UNION TURNPIKE (Queens) | Map it
Facility Type: Hiking Trails
Park Name: Alley Pond Park 
Length: 0.3 miles 
Other Details: Numerous trails wind through native hardwood (oak-hickory) forest and kettle ponds. The north end of the park boasts splendid salt marsh views.  

Greenbelt Blue Trail (Southern Trailhead)

BRIELLE AVENUE & ROANOAKE STREET (Staten Island) | Map it
Facility Type: Hiking Trails
Park Name: La Tourette Parks & Golf Course 
Length: 12.3 miles 
Difficulty: Easy/Moderate 
Other Details: This is the Greenbelt’s longest marked trail. Its northeastern trailhead at the Greenbelt’s Deere Park can be accessed from Staten Island Boulevard. Walk the trail to its end, near the Brielle Avenue-Roanoake Street intersection in Willowbrook, and you will either pass through or have a view of each of the Greenbelt’s five distinct vegetation zones. 

Greenbelt Nature Center Trail

ROCKLAND & BRIELLE AVENUES (Staten Island) | Map it
Facility Type: Hiking Trails
Park Name: La Tourette Parks & Golf Course 
Length: 0.85 miles 
Difficulty: Easy 
Other Details: This gentle walk takes you through a forest of red maple, black birch, cherry, tulip, and sassafras trees. In the understory, there is an abundance of spicebush, which produces bright red berries in the fall. The trail connects to the blue trail and the white trail. 

Greenbelt Red Trail

RICHMOND ROAD AND ST. PATRICK'S PLACE (Staten Island) | Map it
Facility Type: Hiking Trails
Park Name: La Tourette Parks & Golf Course 
Length: 4.0 miles 
Difficulty: Easy/Moderate 
Other Details: This loop trail is in the heart of the Greenbelt, which is also home to six other picturesque hiking trails on which urban explorers can discover Staten Island’s vast preserves of natural spaces. The red trail crosses over Buck’s Hollow, Heyerdahl Hill, the northern edge of LaTourette golf course and the neighborhood of Lighthouse Hill. Want to make a full day of it? A pathway leads from the trail downhill to Historic Richmond Town, where you can walk through a preserved 18th century village. 

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Hiking

Discovery Day

Sunday, August 2, 2015
11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.

AccessibleFreshkills Park Event Entrance
350 Wild Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10314, Staten Island| Map it

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Location Details:
Parking is available on Wild Avenue; there is no internal parking at Freshkills Park. Alternatively, catch a shuttle from the Staten Island Ferry directly to the site.

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(212) 788-8277

Contact Email

freshkillspark@parks.nyc.gov

 

Co-op City Historic Walking Tour

Saturday, August 8, 2015
10:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.

Barnes and Noble
Bay Plaza Mall, Bronx| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Each tour costs $10 for BCHS members, $20 for non-members

Contact Number

(718) 881-8900

Contact Email

education@bronxhistoricalsociety.org

 

Hike & Draw

Sunday, August 9, 2015
3:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.

AccessibleSachkerah Woods Playground (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(718) 430-1890

Contact Email

info@vcpark.org

 

Hike & Draw

Sunday, August 16, 2015
3:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.

AccessibleSachkerah Woods Playground (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(718) 430-1890

Contact Email

info@vcpark.org

 

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