• Your Gift Makes More Park Visits Possible
    Help make Freshkills Park more accessible for biking, hiking, and kayaking. Donate Today
  • Capturing Change - Sean Sweeney
    "Capturing Change: Freshkills Park" is on view October 24-January 25. (Photo: Sean Sweeney) Learn More
  • Field R/D - 2200 Acres
    The Field R/D “2200 Acres” exhibition is now on view at Studio + Gallery. Learn More
  • Osprey
    Ospreys almost disappeared from the region a few decades ago. Now they are thriving at Freshkills Park. Learn More
  • North Park
    Phase one of North Park is under construction and scheduled to open in 2020. (Photo: NYC Parks) Learn More
  • Capturing Change - Kipp Wettstein
    Photographers are documenting the unique engineered landscape. (Photo: Kipp Wettstein) Learn About the Art Program
  • Living Shoreline
    Researchers are monitoring species diversity and water quality along the shoreline. Learn About the Research Program
  • Freshkills
    Creeks and wetlands wind through Freshkills Park, surrounded by lush forests Take the tour!

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. As the park is built in phases, free tours and events provide early access for learning and exploration opportunities.

The Alliance promotes environmental research and ecological restoration and sponsors a broad range of recreational, cultural, and educational programs for the public.

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