Fresh Kills Landfill: World’s Most Extraordinary Park

Representatives from the Department of City Planning will discuss the development of the master plan for the now closed Fresh Kills landfill that will guide the site’s evolution over the next thirty years.

New York’s new parkland at Fresh Kills will be one of the most ambitious public works projects in the world, combining state of the art ecological restoration techniques with extraordinary settings for recreation, public art, and facilities for many sports and programs that are unusual in the city.

WHAT:
Rebuilding the Fresh Kills Landfill: The Master Plan for the World’s Most Extraordinary Park

WHEN:
Thursday, November 17
1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

WHERE:
College Staten Island, 2800 Victory Boulevard, Staten Island, NY 10314
Building 3S, Room 117

At 2,200 acres, Fresh Kills is almost 3 times the size of Central Park. Nearly 45% of the site was used for land filling operations, but the remainder of the site is composed of wetlands, open waterways and unfilled lowland areas.