Tags: North Park

Bulldozers on the Future Bike Path: Update on North Park Construction

The demarcation layer netting was placed before adding two feet of additional soil.

Phase one of North Park will be the first section inside the Fresh Kills Landfill boundaries to open to the public, connecting visitors to spectacular views of the site’s hills and waterways.


We Have So Much to Build On At This Moment

“It was a unique and fun experience exploring a side of Freshkills that not many have yet. I cannot wait to continue watching this amazing transition!”- 2017 Tour Participant

Dear Friends:

As we broke ground on the North Park project on a beautiful sunny day this fall, it was wonderful to see the excitement and support for the project.


NYC Parks and DSNY Break Ground on North Park Phase One

Photo: NYC Parks.

NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP, joined Sanitation Commissioner Kathryn Garcia, Staten Island Deputy Borough President Ed Burke and Assembly Member Michael Cusick to break ground on phase one of North Park—a 21-acre section of the former Fresh Kills landfill, which is currently undergoing the largest landfill-to-park transformation in the world.


Freshkills Park’s North Park is In Construction

North Park

Rendering: View of North Park from the bird observation tower.

We are excited to announce that construction on Freshkills Park’s North Park is now underway! This milestone 21-acre project will be the first section inside the Fresh Kills Landfill boundaries to become public parkland.


Freshkills Park’s North Park is Getting Closer to Construction

Exciting progress is being made on the first interior park project at Freshkills Park, known as North Park Phase 1. This landmark 20-acre project will connect visitors to views of the park’s hills and waterways.

Freshkills Park has been opening gradually since 2012.


Wetland Restoration Monitoring

Staff and interns collect data at the North Park Wetland Restoration site.

In mid-August, Freshkills Park staff and interns conducted the annual monitoring of the North Park Wetland Restoration. Each year we record how the native plants are doing, whether any invasive plant species are coming back in, and what kinds of wildlife are using the restored site.


From Behind the Mounds: North Park Million Tree Plot


Million Trees NYC has recently seeded a four acre portion of North Park to provide vegetative support for the trees that will be planted in the spring. This newest joint project will plant 8,000 trees and restored over four acres with native plants.


From Behind the Mounds: North Park Wetland Restoration

This summer marks the one-year anniversary since the restoration of salt marsh wetlands along Main Creek in North Park. During the spring of 2013, a crew that specializes in ecological restoration completed construction in an area formerly dominated by Phragmites into a successional wetland.


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