On the southern tip of Staten Island, this 236-acre park has streams, woodlands, ponds, egrets, herons and muskrats. Along with Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Blue Heron Park is the city‚ most active spot for migratory fowl. Wildflower, fungus and geology walks, pond studies and photography sessions are offered..
The center is located next to the Harlem Meer. In addition to hosting programs of the Central Park Conservancy, the center also hosts programs and performances of other cultural groups.
Open daily, dawn-dusk Fort Tilden was a key military site overlooking the approach to New York Harbor. Today, the fort's grounds provide athletic fields and hiking trails. The former post's buildings are now a center for the arts on Rockaway Peninsula.
April-Oct: Tues-Sun 10 am-5 pm Nov-Mar: Wed-Sun 11 am-5 pm The center, with a meeting room and reception and exhibition spaces, host activities for people of all ages and abilities. Visitors can obtain a trail map and access the Greenbelt's trail system, sign up for programs and activities, speak with a Greenbelt representative or simply enjoy the beautiful wooded grounds. The 5,000-square-foot stone and wood structure has a low, earth-hugging design, and is intended to blend in with its natural surroundings and was designed by Medhat Salam Associates, Architects and Planners.
Mon-Fri: 9 am-5 pm Sat-Sun: see specific events for times The center is a refuge for native plant and animal life and teaches visitors about nature through exhibits, classes and workshops on insects, wild animals, plants, geology, weather, forests, ponds and wetlands. Summer day camps, weekend nature workshops, family storytelling programs and school field trips remind participants that there's a whole world to discover and explore in area parks. Established in 1965 to protect native forest from residential development, High Rock Park is part of Staten Island's Greenbelt and consists of 90 acres of hardwood forest, swamp and glacial ponds and three unique ...
The Staten Island Museum holds some of its nature events at this state park.
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