At 2,200 acres, Freshkills Park is almost three times the size of Central Park and the largest park to be developed in New York City in over 100 years. It also has a significant history as the site of the Fresh Kills Landfill, which was the largest landfill in the world before closing in 2001. Since then, the landscape has been engineered with layers of soil and infrastructure, and the area has become a place for wildlife, recreation, science, education, and art. The interior of the park is currently only accessible during scheduled park programs which provide early access for learning and exploration opportunities. As the park build out continues, please visit the New Springville Greenway, the Owl Hollow Soccer Fields and Schmul Park and stay tuned for news about upcoming openings.
The Alliance promotes environmental research and ecological restoration and sponsors a broad range of recreational, cultural, and educational programs for the public.