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.

Hike the Hills

Jul 26, 2014 1:00pm

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Open to anyone looking to escape the city for a while, or to veteran hikers looking for a unique experience. Join our team for a one-of-a-kind walk-in-the-park. Stretch your legs with us on this 2 mile trek which includes moderate to steep elevations. Space is limited, ages 10+. Free.

Birding Freshkills Park by Kayak

Jul 27, 2014 10:30am

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Staten Island Museum naturalists will be on hand to guide our journey into the meadows and wetlands of Freshkills Park to spot songbirds, waterfowl, and raptors. 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. Kayaks, life vests, and brief safety training will be provided. Kayak events are currently limited to participants ages 18 and up in good health and with basic swimming skills. Be prepared to get wet! Registration opens on the Monday two weeks prior to the scheduled date. (e.g. April 28th for the May 4th program) Space is very limited. Free.

Site Tour

Aug 02, 2014 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. Space is limited, all ages welcome. Free.

Site Tour

Aug 02, 2014 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. Space is limited, all ages welcome. Free.

Kayak Freshkills Park

Aug 03, 2014 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 Park 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. Kayaks, life vests, and brief safety training will be provided. Kayak events are currently limited to participants ages 18 and up in good health and with basic swimming skills. Be prepared to get wet! Kayak Programs at Freshkills Park are possible with support from the Downtown Boathouse. Registration opens on the Monday two weeks prior to the scheduled date. (e.g. April 28th for the May 4th program) Space is very limited. Free.

Hike the Hills

Aug 09, 2014 1:00pm

© City of New York

Open to anyone looking to escape the city for a while, or to veteran hikers looking for a unique experience. Join our team for a one-of-a-kind walk-in-the-park. Stretch your legs with us on this 2 mile trek which includes moderate to steep elevations. Space is limited, ages 10+. Free.

Kayak Freshkills Park

Aug 17, 2014 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 Park 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. Kayaks, life vests, and brief safety training will be provided. Kayak events are currently limited to participants ages 18 and up in good health and with basic swimming skills. Be prepared to get wet! Kayak Programs at Freshkills Park are possible with support from the Downtown Boathouse. Registration opens on the Monday two weeks prior to the scheduled date. (e.g. April 28th for the May 4th program) Space is very limited. Free.

Hike the Hills

Aug 23, 2014 1:00pm

© City of New York

Open to anyone looking to escape the city for a while, or to veteran hikers looking for a unique experience. Join our team for a one-of-a-kind walk-in-the-park. Stretch your legs with us on this 2 mile trek which includes moderate to steep elevations. Space is limited, ages 10+. Free.

Kayak Freshkills Park

Aug 31, 2014 12:00pm

advocateskayak

Join the Freshkills Park Team and Kayak Staten Island for a kayaking experience like no other! Kayak along the Fresh Kill and see the Park 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. Kayaks, life vests, and brief safety training will be provided. Kayak events are currently limited to participants ages 18 and up in good health and with basic swimming skills. Be prepared to get wet! Kayak Programs at Freshkills Park are possible with support from the Downtown Boathouse. Registration opens on the Monday two weeks prior to the scheduled date. (e.g. April 28th for the May 4th program) Space is very limited. Free.

Site Tour

Sep 06, 2014 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. Space is limited, all ages welcome. Free.

Site Tour

Sep 06, 2014 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. Space is limited, all ages welcome. Free.

Sneak ‘Peak’: Greenway Adventure

Sep 28, 2014 11:00am

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Sneak ‘Peak’ is a one-day festival celebrating Staten Island’s landfill-to-park masterpiece, Freshkills Park, an icon for the 21st century. Come see the park in its current glory and learn about its future.

Birding Freshkills Park by Bus

Nov 23, 2014 10:30am

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Staten Island Museum naturalists will be on hand to guide our journey into the meadows and wetlands of Freshkills Park to spot songbirds, waterfowl, and raptors. Expect to see different species every season, grab your binoculars and come explore. Free.

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