Discovery Day

Jun 04, 2017 11:00am

Explore Freshkills Park’s unique landscape and spectacular views at this free public event! Over 700 acres and eight miles of trails will be open for a day of bicycling, activities, and tours.

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 landfill has been covered with layers of soil and infrastructure, and the site 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.

Shuttles will make trips to and from the Staten Island Ferry Terminal during the event. Join the mailing list and follow @freshkillspark on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for more details.

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