Blood Root Valley
Rockland Ave., Manor Ave., Brielle Ave., Forest Hill Rd.
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It’s called the Greenbelt, but it’s (happily) outgrown its belt shape. 2,800 acres of green space stretched out and through the heart of Staten Island compose the vast area known as the Greenbelt. That’s 2,800 acres of hiking, fishing, birding, golf, archery, biking, baseball, and endless other options for amusing oneself.
The Greenbelt rivals a college campus with its plethora of educational structures and settings. To name a few, High Rock Environmental Center, Greenbelt Native Plant Center, Greenbelt Recreation Center, and William T. Davis Wildlife Refuge enthrall and teach visitors on a constant basis.
Step into a woodland, meadow, or field and slowly begin tightening your grip on the Greenbelt.
Join Greenbelt Environmental educators after the sun goes down as we explore Buttonbush Swamp, and learn about...
Before this gate guarded the entrance to High Rock Park, Ms. Moulton served as protector. Learn about this strong woman and the gate that now shares her name.
Directions to Blood Root Valley
Know Before You Go
Greenbelt Recreation Center
New York City’s recreation centers and indoor pools remain closed to the general public until further notice to provide COVID-19 related services as well as free childcare options for children who are scheduled for blended learning. To learn more or to apply for the childcare program, please visit the New York City Department of Education’s Learning Bridges program page.
Once we reopen, NYC Parks will extend all existing recreation center memberships to cover the length of time we are closed to the general public.
Are you so overwhelmed by the size of the Greenbelt that you don't know where to start? One of the ten highlighted spots in our virtual tour is guaranteed to inspire you!
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