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    Freshkills Park is open on select days for tours and events. (Photo: Michael Anton, DSNY) Calendar
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    Photographers are documenting the unique engineered landscape. (Photo by Kipp Wettstein) Learn About the Art Program
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    Researchers are monitoring species diversity and water quality along the shoreline. Learn About the Research Program
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    Ospreys are just one of the bird species making Freshkills Park their home. (Photo: Harry Szarpanski)
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    Creeks and wetlands wind through Freshkills Park, surrounded by lush forests Take the tour!

At 2,200 acres, Freshkills Park is almost three times the size of Central Park and the largest park to be developed in New York City in over 100 years. It also has a significant history as the site of the former Fresh Kills Landfill, which was the largest landfill in the world before closing in 2001.

Since then, the landscape has been engineered with layers of soil and infrastructure, and the area has become a place for wildlife, recreation, science, education, and art. As the park is built in phases, free tours and events provide early access for learning and exploration opportunities.

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