Highlights from the May 15th Discovery Day

Freshkills Park offered a Discovery Day event on May 15th from 11am to 4pm. During this free event, 700 acres and eight miles of trails in the otherwise closed site were open, providing opportunities to explore and learn about the landfill-to-park project.

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    Photo: Dimitrios Papanikos.
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    Photo: Dimitrios Papanikos.
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    Photo by Michael Leto.
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    Photo: Michael Leto.
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    Photo: Michael Leto.
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    Photo: Michael Leto.

Photographs courtesy of Dimitrios Papanikos and Mike Leto.

Just before Discovery Day began, the Mid Island Rotary Club of Staten Island hosted a 5K Run/Walk at the park starting at 10:30am.

During the event, The Freshkills Park Alliance provided free bike rentals during the event, and visitors were welcome to bring their own bicycles into the park. NYC Audubon, Artist Eva Neves, and DSNY Program Manager for End Use Development Robin Geller led free educational tours.

Special thanks to Pratt Industries and Panera Bread for sponsoring Discovery Day on May 15th.

Thanks to WSIAThe CityParks PuppetMobileUrban Park RangersNYC Compost ProjectKayak Staten Island and Transportation Alternatives for their programmatic support.

Volunteers make events at Freshkills Park possible! Thanks to Volunteer Heart Ambulance of Staten Island, New York Cares, Kayak Staten Island, New York Road Runners, and Freshkills Park volunteers for their service.

The next Discovery Day event will be Sunday, June 26th. Save the date and join the mailing list for details. 

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