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The Greenbelt

The Greenbelt, a City of New York flagship park located in the heart of Staten Island, is comprised of almost 3,000 acres of land dedicated to a range of passive and active recreational activities. Within its boundaries are mature stands of forest, wetlands, lakes, ponds, and streams where one can hike, explore nature, and relax. At The Greenbelt's perimeter one can enjoy a day of golf at La Tourette, play a game of tennis, or compete in a game of softball at Willowbrook. The wide variety of environments found within The Greenbelt allows it to function as a major attraction for all of Staten Island.

Destinations

  • High Rock Environmental Center and Greenbelt Headquarters
    Features: Hiking, Environmental Education, Special Events, Summer Day Camp, Concerts, Workshops, Visitor's Center/Gift Shop, Greenbelt Headquarters and offices for Urban Park Rangers, United States Department of Agriculture Soil Survey Office, Salt Marsh Restoration Group, Greenbelt Conservancy, High Rock Environmental Education Center.
  • Greenbelt Nature Center
    Features: Hiking, Environmental Education, Special Events, Mini Camp, Art Workshops, Visitors' Center, Gift Shop, Facility Rental for Private Affairs and Business Meetings, Early Childhood Programs, Adult Programs, Yoga and Tai-Chi.
  • Greenbelt Native Plant Center and The Victory Plant Center
    Features: Plant Rescue and Propagation, Demonstration Gardens, Adult and Children Education Classes, Native Plant Sales.
  • William T. Davis Wildlife Refuge
    Features: The first Wildlife and Bird Sanctuary founded in New York City, Educational Programs.
  • La Tourette Park
    Features: Golf, Ballfields, Hiking, Winter Sports, Model Airplane Field, Driving Range.
  • Willowbrook Park
    Features: Fishing, Ballpark, Picnics, Archery, Tennis, Carousel, Special Events.
  • Greenbelt Natural Areas
    Features: Deer Park, Buck's Hollow, Bloodroot Valley, Reed's Basket Willow Swamp, Egbertville Ravine, Amundson Trailway, Hiking and Bird Watching

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