WIllowbrook Park is a part of Greenbelt parks and is the most recognizable and popular in the sub-system. The park has been documented back to 1683. It had an industrialists attraction because of its waterways. However, due to a decrease in water level, the factories in the park that produced metal tools were forced to close down.
|Barcbecuing Areas||Dog-friendly Areas|
|Baseball Field & Tennis Courts||Hiking Trails|
|Bathrooms||Playgrounds & Carousel|
After 1964, Willowbrook Park developed in landscape and appeal after the opening of the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge. Willowbrook Lake is also known as the first man-made pond on Staten Island.
Although the area of Willowbrook became infamous known for the State School, which was exposed by Geraldo Rivera in 1972, the park is accountable for the natural features. The 164-acre park include a forest filled with tulip trees, willows and red maples proliferate, swamps and a red maple swamp.
As of 1989, the park received $1.2 million to provide Islanders with recreational areas and walkways. Carousel for All Children opened ten years later and features handcrafted animal and panels depicting Staten Island scenery.
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