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    Waste and invasive species are scary, let's make this holiday greener through volunteering and upcycling! Learn More
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    We are thrilled to announce that Jade Doskow, has been named the Photographer-in-Residence of Freshkills Park. Learn more!
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    Welcome to the opening of the Freshkills Park: Field R/D virtual exhibit, re:Generation. Explore the Virtual Exhibit!
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    Poets explore the influence of the natural & built environments of Staten Island on their creative practices. Learn More
  • FkP at home
    Learn, create, and stream with Freshkills UpStream Learn More
  • North Park
    Phase one of North Park is under construction and scheduled to open in 2021. (Photo: NYC Parks) Learn More
  • Wetland Restoration
    The Freshkills Park transformation includes restoring 360 acres of wetlands. Learn More
  • Osprey
    Ospreys almost disappeared from the region a few decades ago. Now they are thriving at Freshkills Park. Learn More
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    The new Freshkills Park t-shirt features a contest-winning design. 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!

Click here for the Freshkills Park Alliance’s Statement on COVID-19

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 tune 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.

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