Freshkills Park

Freshkills Park, Staten Island: Address, Freshkills Park Reviews: 3.5/5

Freshkills Park
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stickley2005
new york79 contributions
Family
The day of the Sneak Peek was almost 90 and it felt it. There are no trees, or shade. The unique views of Staten Island and the Freedom Tower are interesting too. I rode my bike, making the dusty trails a little more fun. There are hills, plenty of them, so make sure you have water if its hot. Be careful of Ticks! /Good shoes a necessity. On the sneak peek day the Parks dept had arranged for free "Boxed Water" for everybody as well as complementary kayak rides on Fresh Kills. There were rental bikes too. Check it out, its usually held the last weekend in September until its finally rehabilitated from its landfill status.
Written November 3, 2014
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johnaV6707FB
Staten Island, NY8 contributions
Solo
What a great resource that is forever held under the thumb of City bureaucracy. Trump could get this opened in 6 months. Great areas for Mountain biking, birding and hiking, 30,000 city agencies are arm wrestling over jurisdiction. Twice a year whey open up a sneak peak and then close it. Makes no sense to me. Close off the sensitive gas generation areas and open it up for private vendors to develop.
Written August 22, 2016
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Gershwin12
Forest Hills, NY1,663 contributions
Couples
Freshkills Park a former toxic garbage dump, gets a rating of three now, however it is a work in progress. In a few years, thanks to an extensive reclamation project by NYC Parks, FreshKkills Park Alliance the Department of Sanitation and other essential New York State agencies this space hopefully will become a premier park for locals and tourists to enjoy.
The transformation from toxic garbage dump to the largest park in New York City is scheduled to take about 25 years to complete. I was told however that in just a few years the park will be safe and available for limited use. Activities will include: hiking, ball playing, biking, boating, birding, nature viewing and festivals.
For now visitation to the park is extremely limited to scheduled monitored activities by groups escorted by one of the represented agencies overseeing the project.
We, with a group of 75 folks viewed the park by yacht with "Classic Harbor Line". Please see my review of this tour.
I plan on visiting again, next visit by foot and I will post as the project develops.
Written July 20, 2016
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Cherie718
Las Vegas, NV51 contributions
Solo
This was the largest landfill in the world! It was open for a very long time. The methane that seeps through this ground is poison. Please don't visit this area! Certainly never move to this area and don't let your children walk through this park as if it's pure fresh air because it's not! I knew one day when this landfill finally closed the city would try to pass it off as a beautiful park or possibly beautiful homes but please be forewarned... stay away!
Written January 17, 2017
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dorothy g
New York City, NY149 contributions
Friends
i attended a hike through Fresh Kills Park on Sat. This was my first experience to see the park that used to be known as "the Dump" until the government decided to turn this land into a park for all the people to enjoy. We hiked up to the second highest point as the guide, Chris, told us about how this park has been turned from a landfill to a park masterpiece. We learned how the garbage was "capped"so that it is actually turned into gas used by over a thousand families on SI. We also learned about the wildlife, the fish, the native plants here in the park. We discovered that dayaking, biking, walkeing tours, are available and about the upcoming sneak peak to take place on Sept 28th so that more can get to know about the hidden treasure.
Written August 25, 2014
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Peter F
Staten Island, NY1,576 contributions
Friends
What used to be a land fill has morphed into a huge Park serving NYC. The Freshkills Park has a great deal to offer and will be larger than Central Park when it is complete
Written May 22, 2018
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987bernards
norfolk, va3 contributions
Couples
Feels like you are anywhere but New York City. Streams, hills, greenery, birds, 'country roads", and a knowledge docent make this a exciting , worthwhile experience.
Written September 6, 2017
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RICHARD C
Staten Island, NY37 contributions
Family
as a life long resident of staten island i have to just say this was part of a dump as recently as 10yrs ago. methane gas has been removed but i just see it has a i remember it as a dump.
Written August 22, 2016
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Ann Marie D
New York City, NY33 contributions
Couples
From dump to diva, the Freshkills Park will be the largest park developed in New York City in over 100 years. Hiked to the summit, 195' above sea level and a 360 degree view, to inspect the beginnings of this project. Roughly three times the size of Central Park, it will be the largest park development in NYC in more than 100 years. I've seen people kayaking through the estuary as well as biking on the trails.
Written July 9, 2016
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Damian A
Freehold, NJ1,052 contributions
Solo
Must give it to the city for bringing the park back to life. This place is set off of some main roads in Staten Island, however, you can get lost for a few and truly relax. It happens to be right in my yard which makes it even better. Keep developing the area and my recommendation is a few benches scattered within the woods.
Written November 4, 2015
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