Freshkills Park NYCxDesign Week Tour
Saturday, May 11, 2013
10:00 a.m.–11:45 a.m.
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At 2,200 acres, Freshkills Park will be almost three times the size of Central Park and the largest park developed in New York City in over 100 years. The transformation of what was formerly the world’s largest landfill into a productive and beautiful cultural destination will make the park a symbol of renewal and an expression of how our society can restore balance to its landscape. In addition to providing a wide range of recreational opportunities, including many uncommon in the city, the park’s design, ecological restoration and cultural and educational programming will emphasize environmental sustainability and a renewed public concern for our human impact on the earth.
The Freshkills Park Design tour will depart from the St. George Ferry Terminal in Staten Island, and will take you by bus to see behind the scenes at Freshkills Park. Freshkills Park staff will be on hand to guide you through the history of the site as the Fresh Kills Landfill and share with you the development of new capital programs at Freshkills as part of the Draft Master Plan for the site designed by James Corner Field Operations. The bus will meet at the base of the steps leading away from the ferry terminal and towards the Staten Island Yankees Stadium. The tour lasts roughly one and a half hours and will return to the Staten Island Ferry.
Please sign up for this tour by visiting our Freshkills Park page and proceeding to Tours & Events. Details may confirm that the location is from the Eltingville Transit Center, but please note the tour will leave from St. George for this event. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions. There is limited space on this tour, walk-ons will not be possible so register now.