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Discovery Day October 1 Schedule

Freshkills Park will offer a Discovery Day event on Sunday October 1. This free event is a chance to explore normally closed areas of the park and enjoy the landscape and views the landfill-to-park project has to offer. Over 700 acres and eight miles of trails will be open for a day of photography, bicycling, tours, and activities for all ages.

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How to Volunteer at Discovery Day

 

At Discovery Day on Sunday October 1, over 700 acres and eight miles of trails at Freshkills Park will open for a day of activities and recreation opportunities. This free event is a chance to explore the normally closed park and enjoy the unique landscape and spectacular views the project has to offer.

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Your Guide to Summer and Fall Programs at Freshkills Park

This calendar of public tours and events offers unique opportunities to visit normally closed sections of the landfill-to-park project. Whether kayaking through the creeks, photographing the landscape, or hiking and bicycling along miles of meadows, these free programs invite the public to learn about the project and enjoy large sections of the park before they open.

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Highlights from the June 4 Discovery Day

Despite overcast skies, 900 visitors traveled from all over New York City to visit Freshkills Park during the latest Discovery Day on June 4, 2017. Clouds silhouetted the skyline, creating captivating views from the park’s rolling hills. Steady but gentle winds provided perfect weather for kite flying.

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Discovery Day June 4 Schedule

Freshkills Park will offer a Discovery Day event on Sunday June 4. This free event is a chance to explore normally closed areas of the park and enjoy the unique landscape and spectacular views the landfill-to-park project has to offer! Over 700 acres and eight miles of trails will be open for a day of photography, bicycling, activities, and tours.

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When to Visit Freshkills Park this Spring and Summer

We’re excited to announce this year’s spring and early summer calendar of public programs at Freshkills Park! These tours and events offer unique opportunities to visit normally closed sections of the landfill-to-park project. Whether kayaking through the creeks, photographing the landscape, or hiking and bicycling along miles of meadows, these free programs invite the public to learn about the project and enjoy large sections of the park before they open.

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Highlights from the September 18 Discovery Day

On Sunday September 18, visitors had a chance to explore and learn about the Freshkills Park project at the last Discovery Day event of the year. These events open hundreds of acres and miles of trails in the normally closed park so the public can witness the landfill-to-park transformation firsthand.

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Discovery Day September 18 Schedule

Walking tour with NYC Audubon. (Photo: Malcolm Pinckney, NYC Parks)

Freshkills Park will offer a Discovery Day event on Sunday September 18th from 11am to 4pm. During this free event, 700 acres and eight miles of trails in the normally closed site will be open, providing opportunities to explore and learn about the landfill-to-park project.

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Discovering Freshkills Park On September 18

Walking tour with NYC Audubon. (Photo: Malcolm Pinckney, NYC Parks)

Freshkills Park remains closed to the public for most of the year while the project is under development. NYC Parks and the Freshkills Park Alliance work hard to offer as many ways to experience the Park as possible during this time, but we know nothing is quite like being inside the gates witnessing the landfill-to-park transformation firsthand.

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Discover Freshkills Park on September 18

Photo: Dimitrios Papanikos

Enjoy Freshkills Park’s unique experience and spectacular views at the last Discovery Day of the year. During this free event, 700 acres and eight miles of trails in the normally closed site will be open, with opportunities to explore and learn about the landfill-to-park project.

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Highlights from the June 26 Discovery Day

Freshkills Park offered its second Discovery Day event of the year on June 26th from 11am to 4pm. During this free event, 700 acres and eight miles of trails in the normally closed site were open, providing opportunities to bike, kayak, participate in walking tours and activities, and learn about the landfill-to-park project.

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The Theory Behind the Sketch and Stroll, Personal Geography and Freshkills Park

Artist Eva Neves will lead two walking tours at Discovery Day on June 26th. Called Sketch and Stroll, the walks invite people to practice being more mindful and aware as they move, drawing their thoughts, feelings, and stories in relation to their surroundings.

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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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Discovery Day Events in May + June Invite the Public to Explore Freshkills Park

 

Freshkills Park will offer Discovery Day events on May 15th and June 26th, 2016 from 11am to 4pm. During these free events, 700 acres of the otherwise closed site will be open for tours and recreation.

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From Behind the Mounds: Discovering Freshkills Park

On June 7th, Freshkills Park will open its gates for Discovery Day. The event is a chance to spend the afternoon exploring the trails, kayaking in the waterways, and experiencing the panoramic views that the Park has to offer.

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