Freshkills Park Open Hours
Sunday, June 30, 2019
10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Bike, run, walk, or birdwatch in normally closed areas of Freshkills Park! Six miles of roads will be accessible for this event. Visitors can bring their own bikes or rent one for free. Staff and volunteers will be there to answer questions about the landfill-to-park project.
For those who have attended Discovery Day in the past, Open Hours is something new. Access will be limited to the asphalt roadways around the mounds. Visitors must provide their own transportation or travel by public transit.
About Freshkills ParkAfter serving as a landfill for over fifty years, the Freshkills Park site is now one of the most important environmental habitats in the city. With capping and protective systems, the closed landfill has become a new engineered landscape. Wildlife is already responding to the environmental changes. Birds, fish, and mammals are thriving in the creeks and grasslands. As the park is built in phases, free tours and events provide early access.
The event entrance is at 350 Wild Avenue. Parking will be available in surrounding lots, and local and express bus transportation stops nearby. Bicycle rentals will be at the event entrance. From there, visitors can walk or bike into the park.