Tags: Freshkills Park Alliance

This Holiday Season, Support the Park’s Momentum

Dear Friends:

This year’s $30 million funding for the Mayor’s Anchor Parks initiative is a wonderful recognition of the progress we’re making as Freshkills Park continues to take shape. The Anchor Parks project, now entering design, will focus on South Park.

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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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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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Support the Freshkills Park Alliance

Creative and innovative programming is the public’s primary means of access to Freshkills Park as its development and build out continues. Support for these programs comes from several sources, including an annual budget from the NYC Parks Department, but the Freshkills Park Alliance (the not for profit partner of Freshkills Park) currently provides most of the Park’s annual budget for program-related expenses.

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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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2015: An Amazing Year

It’s been an amazing year at Freshkills Park.  We have accomplished so much!

2015 by the numbers

Over 10,000 people experienced Freshkills Park this year, whether visiting the park during our new Discovery Days, special events, and programs or participating in presentations around the City.

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