Rendering of Freshkills Park. Photo via Freshkills Park and the City of New York
The largest landfill-to-park project in the world is happening right here in New York City on Staten Island. Freshkills Park, a 2, 200 acre park being built gradually in phases, is set to open its first phase to the public in 2020. You can join an early access tour of the new park, the largest to be built in New York City in the past 100 years, with the NYC Parks Department and Untapped Cities. The tour will provide a chance to go behind-the-scenes and discuss the topics that the park project addresses, including waste management and urban ecology. If you are an Untapped Cities Insider, you can join this tour for free! Not a member yet? Become an Insider today to gain access to free behind-the-scenes tours and special events all year long!
DATE: Saturday, August 31st, 2019 at 1:00PM-3:00PM *A shuttle bus service will be provided at 1 PM from the Staten Island Ferry Terminal in St. George to Freshkills Park, a 30 minute ride. We will return to the ferry terminal in time to catch the 3:30pm ferry back to Manhattan.
PRICE: FREE for Untapped Cities Insiders!
CAPACITY: 18 guests. Spots allocated on a first come, first served basis.
REGISTRATION: Open now!
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