On this members-only Untapped Cities Insiders tour, go inside the construction of Freshkills Park, the largest landfill-to-park project in the world. As the 2,200 acre park is built gradually in phases, NYC Parks has offered Untapped Cities Members early access to visit sections of Freshkills Park that are currently closed to the public. The interactive 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.

Transportation will be provided from the Staten Island Ferry Terminal in St. George to Freshkills Park, a 30 minute ride.

Freshkills Park is located on the west shore of Staten Island, about 30 minutes by car from the Staten Island Ferry Terminal in St. George. Group tours visit publicly inaccessible parts of Freshkills Park, giving participants a behind-the-scenes look at park development. Group tours normally last one hour. All visitors need to sign an activity waiver. If there is a reasonable chance of rain or thunderstorms the tour will be canceled. Staff will notify the group by 5pm the day before the visit.

DATE: Saturday, May 12th, 2018 from 1 PM to 3 PM

PRICE: FREE for Untapped Cities Insiders!

CAPACITY: 22 guests. Spots allocated on a first come, first served basis.

REGISTRATION: Opens Monday, April 30th at 12 PM EST

HOW TO BOOK: This is a members-only tour for Untapped Cities Insiders.

If you are already an Untapped Cities Insider, log in to your account, and sign up for this tour on this page when registration opens on 4/30 at 12 PM EST.

If you are not an Untapped Cities Insider yet, join today and register for this tour on this page when tickets go live on 4/30 at 12 PM EST.

If you don’t see a “Book Now” button on this page, it means you are not logged in as an Untapped Cities Insider and/or registration has not opened yet.

Tickets are limited to one per member, unless the member is an Explorer level member and can bring a guest. Tickets are non transferable and your membership must be active when the tour takes place. Each booking will be verified to ensure each guest is a member. 

Please be courteous of your fellow Insiders – if you are no longer able to make a tour but have ticket(s), let us know at so we can release those spots to other members. We hope you are as excited as we are about this experience and hope you can join us!

See our full list of Untapped Cities Insiders Tours and our upcoming Public Tours.