Freshkills Park, NYC Department of Parks & Recreation
The New York City Department of Parks and Recreation manages 14% of the land in New York City. These assets range from playgrounds and large parks, to tranquil wooded areas and over 14 miles of beaches. Parks serve as New Yorkers’ backyards, as vital meeting areas for outdoor play and recreation —and as critical engines for economic growth and development.
The Freshkills Park Team is working to transform the 2,200-acre Fresh Kills Landfill on the Arthur Kill waterfront of Staten Island into a new public park over the next 25 years. The creation of New York’s new parkland at Fresh Kills is one of the most ambitious public works projects in the history of New York City, combining state of the art ecological restoration techniques with an extraordinary setting for recreation, public art, and environmental education.
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