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High Rock Park

New Dorp, Richmond Co.

toad, ladybug, walking path

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Often referred to as one of the most tranquil places in New York City, High Rock Park is noted for its quiet ponds and deep woods. It is one of nine parks in Staten Island's 2,500-acre Greenbelt and has been recognized as a Natural Environmental Education Landmark. The variety of habitats support a diverse array of plants and wildlife. Visitors can see stands of red maples, Highbush blueberries, and patches of skunk cabbage long the six walking trails.

Wildlife to Watch

Where to Watch

Walking trails

Recreational Opportunities

  • Interpretive signs (outside) and brochures
  • Visitor/nature center


90 acres

Closest Town

New Dorp, Staten Island


Go to Google Maps, and enter your address for step-by-step directions to High Rock Park. (This link will open a page outside the DEC website. Hold the "Shift" key down, and click on the link to open it in a new window.)

Contact Information

Address: 200 Nevada Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10306
Phone: (718) 667-2165
Website: High Rock Park (This link leaves DEC's website)

Photo Credit: NYC Department of Parks and Recreation