Discover Freshkills Park on September 18

Dimitrios Papanikos

Photo: Dimitrios Papanikos

Enjoy Freshkills Park’s unique experience and spectacular views at the last Discovery Day of the year. During this free event, 700 acres and eight miles of trails in the normally closed site will be open, with opportunities to explore and learn about the landfill-to-park project.

Visitors of all ages can bring a bicycle or borrow one at the park to bike across paved roadway, including a three-mile loop along meadows and wetland ponds. NYC Audubon, the Staten Island Greenbelt, NYC Sanitation, and others will lead educational walking tours and activities. Due to tide restrictions, kayaking will not be available at this event.

Free yellow shuttle buses will make trips to and from the Staten Island Ferry Terminal in St. George between 10:30am and 2pm. Shuttles will depart from Ramp E, Taxi Stand. Parking will also be available just outside Freshkills Park in the lots near 350 Wild Avenue. From there, visitors can take a shuttle bus or walk or bike one mile to the main event area.

Discovery Day
Sunday, September 18 | 11am – 4pm

Presented by NYC Parks, NYC Department of Sanitation, and the Freshkills Park Alliance. For more information about Discovery Day, join the mailing list and follow @freshkillspark on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

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