• Discovery Day
    Explore Freshkills Park at Discovery Day on September 30. (Photo: Michael McWeeney) Learn More
  • Kayaking
    Freshkills Park is open on select days for tours and events. Calendar
  • Windows into Freshkills Park
    Windows into Freshkills Park is complete and ready for exhibition! 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
  • Osprey by Harry Szarpanski
    Ospreys are just one of the bird species making Freshkills Park their home. (Photo: Harry Szarpanski)
  • 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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