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.
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.
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.