Step aside, Central Park. Staten Island’s own Freshkills Park is gearing up to be the largest park developed in the city of New York for more than a century. Freshkills will feature over 2000 acres of land, which is just around three times the size of Manhattan’s Central Park.
The park isn’t open to the public quite yet but if you need to catch a sneak peak, here’s your last chance. Freshkills Park is holding its very last Discovery Day of the year, this Sunday the 18th. Don’t worry about purchasing tickets because the event will be free to all in attendance and will run from 11am all the way until 4pm.
Only around 700 acres, with eight miles of trails, will be made available to visitors, cyclists, and runners. There will be food trucks present at the event for everyone to enjoy, as well as tours of the park, all-day kite flying, and free bikes for everyone to use around the trails. These are only some of the things being offered this last Discovery Day; to see the full list and schedule, click HERE!
Parking is available just outside the park in the lots on Beresford Avenue near 350 Wild Avenue. After parking, visitors can walk to the event or take a shuttle bus. Alternatively, shuttles will be made available between the Staten Island Ferry terminal in St. George and Freshkills Park between 10:30am and 2pm.