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Freshkills Park Hike (Moderate)

Saturday, May 18, 2013

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.

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Yearn for adventure? Join the Freshkills Park Staff as we hike areas we are developing into new parkland on Staten Island. This hike will bring you behind the scenes into natural sections of the park typically restricted from public access to introduce you to the beauty of the hills and creeks in Freshkills Park. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn about the park development while getting out in nature and staying in shape.

 Limited space available. Register by email.

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.

Hiking programs feature intensity levels ranging from light (a leisurely stroll on mostly paved paths), moderate (longer, faster paced hikes on rugged terrain), to vigorous (long distance, with hills and rugged terrain).  This hike includes elevations with gravel and dirt terrain. For all hiking programs we recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water, sunscreen, and a light snack. 

Location

Wilde and Melvin Avenues in Schmul Park
Staten Island
Directions to this location

Location Details:
Shuttle will meet and return to Schmul Park at Wilde & Melvin Aves.

Cost

Free  

Event Organizer

Freshkills Park

Contact Number

(212) 788-8277

Contact Email

freshkillspark@parks.nyc.gov

Categories

Nature, Fitness, Tours, Talks, Outdoor Fitness

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