Discovery Day October 1 Schedule

Freshkills Park will offer a Discovery Day event on Sunday October 1. This free event is a chance to explore normally closed areas of the park and enjoy the landscape and views the landfill-to-park project has to offer. Over 700 acres and eight miles of trails will be open for a day of photography, bicycling, tours, and activities for all ages.

All-Day Activities
11:00 – 3:30 | Bicycling on five miles of paved paths. Bring your own bike or rent one for free!
11:00 – 4:00 | Kite-flying and other activities for all ages.
11:00 – 4:00 | Self-guided hiking, birding, and photography across eight miles of trails.

Tour Schedule
11:00 | Discovery Day Event Begins
12:00 | Birding with NYC Audubon
1:00 | Hawk Hike with Urban Park Rangers
2:00 | Landfill History + Transformation Tour with Robin Geller, DSNY
2:00 | Birding with NYC Audubon
3:00 | Hawk Hike with Urban Park Rangers
4:00 | Discovery Day Event Ends

During the event, a free shuttle will provide transportation to and from the Staten Island Ferry Terminal in St. George. The shuttle is a school bus that picks passengers up from the Taxi Stand Ramp, and the ride to Freshkills Park will take approximately 30 minutes. Once the Ferry has arrived at the St. George Terminal in Staten Island, follow signs for “Ramp E/Taxi Stand,” near the Information Booth and Au Bon Pain. Bikes are allowed on the shuttle buses as long as there is space.

Shuttles from Staten Island Ferry Terminal to Freshkills Park
10:30 am, 11:00 am, 11:30 am, 12:00 pm, 12:30 pm, 1:00 pm, 1:30 pm, 2:00 pm

Shuttles from Freshkills Park to Staten Island Ferry Terminal
12:15 pm, 12:45 pm, 1:15 pm, 1:45 pm, 2:15 pm, 2:45 pm, 3:15 pm, 3:45 pm, 4:15 pm

Parking will be available just outside Freshkills Park in lots near 350 Wild Avenue. From there, visitors can take a shuttle bus or walk or bike one mile to the main event area.

Presented by NYC Parks, NYC Department of Sanitation, and the Freshkills Park Alliance. Follow @freshkillspark on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram and join the mailing list for updates.


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