Upcoming Events

At 2,200 acres, Freshkills Park will be almost three times the size of Central Park and the largest park developed in New York City in over 100 years. Freshkills Park remains closed to the public during this exciting transformation. Join us on one of our scheduled activities to see it for yourself. Free tours offer insights into ongoing development and unmatched views, and recreational programs provide opportunities to experience the beautiful hills and waterways firsthand before the park officially opens. Browse our current offerings below and click the orange button to register for each event through Eventbrite, and learn more about special tour options.

Discovery Day

Jun 07, 2015 11:00am

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Come to Freshkills Park for this opportunity to discover the trails and hills of two sections of the landfill-to-park project! We’re opening up miles of interior trails for walking, bicycling, jogging and exploring. Spectacular landscapes and panoramic views await you!

Freshkills Park Site Tour

Jun 13, 2015 10:00am

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Site tours are approximately an hour and a half long and tell the story of the past, present and future of Freshkills Park development via a guided bus ride through the site. Stops at the top of the park’s hills offer beautiful panoramic views of Staten Island.

Kayak the Creeks

Jun 21, 2015 12:00pm

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Join the Freshkills Park Team and Kayak Staten Island for a kayaking experience like no other! Kayak along the Fresh Kill and see the site from a different perspective. This three hour excursion will take you into the William T. Davis Wildlife Refuge and up close to some of the varied wildlife that calls Freshkills Park home.

Naturalist-Led Hike

Jun 27, 2015 1:00pm

PhD researcher with a snapping turtle from Freshkills Park

Join us for a June hike lead by a naturalist working alongside the FkP Development team! The name of the naturalist and the flora and fauna expected will be updated closer to the event date.

Freshkills Park Site Tour

Jul 18, 2015 10:00am

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Site tours are approximately an hour and a half long and tell the story of the past, present and future of Freshkills Park development via a guided bus ride through the site. Stops at the top of the park’s hills offer beautiful panoramic views of Staten Island.

Kayak the Creeks

Jul 19, 2015 12:00pm

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Join the Freshkills Park Team and Kayak Staten Island for a kayaking experience like no other! Kayak along the Fresh Kill and see the site from a different perspective. This three hour excursion will take you into the William T. Davis Wildlife Refuge and up close to some of the varied wildlife that calls Freshkills Park home.

Schmul Park Weed Warriors – Volunteer Cleanup

Jul 25, 2015 11:00am

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Dandelions, Knotweed, and Mugwort are invading Schmul Park! Become a “Weed Warrior” and help Freshkills Park remove these plants from among our new native plantings. Learn how to identify the native and invasive plants in Schmul Park while helping to beautify the landscape!

Discovery Day

Aug 02, 2015 11:00am

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Come to Freshkills Park for this opportunity to discover the trails and hills of two sections of the landfill-to-park project! We’re opening up miles of interior trails for walking, bicycling, jogging and exploring. Spectacular landscapes and panoramic views await you!

Freshkills Park Site Tour

Aug 08, 2015 10:00am

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Site tours are approximately an hour and a half long and tell the story of the past, present and future of Freshkills Park development via a guided bus ride through the site. Stops at the top of the park’s hills offer beautiful panoramic views of Staten Island.

Freshkills Park Site Tour

Aug 08, 2015 1:00pm

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Site tours are approximately an hour and a half long and tell the story of the past, present and future of Freshkills Park development via a guided bus ride through the site. Stops at the top of the park’s hills offer beautiful panoramic views of Staten Island.

Kayak the Creeks

Aug 16, 2015 12:00pm

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Join the Freshkills Park Team and Kayak Staten Island for a kayaking experience like no other! Kayak along the Fresh Kill and see the site from a different perspective. This three hour excursion will take you into the William T. Davis Wildlife Refuge and up close to some of the varied wildlife that calls Freshkills Park home.

Schmul Park Weed Warriors – Volunteer Cleanup

Aug 22, 2015 11:00am

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Dandelions, Knotweed, and Mugwort are invading Schmul Park! Become a “Weed Warrior” and help Freshkills Park remove these plants from among our new native plantings. Learn how to identify the native and invasive plants in Schmul Park while helping to beautify the landscape!

Freshkills Park Site Tour

Sep 05, 2015 10:00am

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Site tours are approximately an hour and a half long and tell the story of the past, present and future of Freshkills Park development via a guided bus ride through the site. Stops at the top of the park’s hills offer beautiful panoramic views of Staten Island.

Freshkills Park Site Tour

Sep 05, 2015 1:00pm

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Site tours are approximately an hour and a half long and tell the story of the past, present and future of Freshkills Park development via a guided bus ride through the site. Stops at the top of the park’s hills offer beautiful panoramic views of Staten Island.

It’s My Park Day at Schmul Park

Oct 17, 2015 11:00am

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Dandelions, Knotweed, and Mugwort are invading Schmul Park! Become a “Weed Warrior” and help Freshkills Park remove these plants from among our new native plantings. Learn how to identify the native and invasive plants in Schmul Park while helping to beautify the landscape!

Naturalist-Led Hike

Oct 24, 2015 1:00pm

PhD researcher with a snapping turtle from Freshkills Park

Join us for a June hike lead by a naturalist working alongside the FkP Development team! The name of the naturalist and the flora and fauna expected will be updated closer to the event date.

Naturalist-Led Hike

Nov 14, 2015 1:00pm

PhD researcher with a snapping turtle from Freshkills Park

Join us for a June hike lead by a naturalist working alongside the FkP Development team! The name of the naturalist and the flora and fauna expected will be updated closer to the event date.

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