NYC Resources311Office of the Mayor

Schmul Park

Back to Event List

Freshkills Park Hike (Moderate)

Saturday, October 19, 2013

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

Please note: This event has already taken place. Please use the Search options on the right to find upcoming events.

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, bugspray and a light snack.

Location

Staten Island
Directions to this location

Location Details:
Meet shuttle at Schmul Park.

Cost

Free  

Event Organizer

Freshkills Park

Contact Number

(212) 788-8277

Contact Email

michael.callery@parks.nyc.gov

Categories

Birding, Education, Nature, Fitness, History, Tours, Talks

Directions to Schmul Park

Schmul Park Weather

  • Mon
    Chance Showers
    43°F
  • Tue
    Rain Likely
    49°F
  • Wed
    Heavy Rain
    54°F
  • Mon
    Chance Showers
    54°F

7-day forecast

Was this information helpful?