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Important Winter Storm-Related Service Changes

New York City parks are now open. We continue to urge caution in parks under wintry conditions: parks paths can be slippery, snow cover can cover frozen lakes and bodies of water, and branches may have fallen. If you see a fallen branch call 311.

Some recreation centers will open from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. today with limited staffing.

For more information, please visit our Storm Update page.

Official Website of the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation

The Greenbelt Native Plant Center (GNPC), a facility of the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, is a 13–acre greenhouse, nursery, and seed bank complex located on Staten Island, NY.

GNPC Education, Volunteers & Interns Photo Collage

Education, Volunteers & Interns


picture of education at GNPC

The Greenbelt Native Plant Center is a great resource for teachers to bring context to the subjects of plant genetics, ecology, habitat conservation and restoration, and nursery and greenhouse horticulture.


picture of volunteers at GNPC

The Greenbelt Native Plant Center offers opportunities to those interested in native plant production that directly benefits our city.


picture of person working in seed bank

Our science–based native plant production and seed banking offers hands–on experience and instruction to students interested in habitat conservation and restoration, nursery management, horticulture, and other related professional fields.

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