DISCOVER THE CREATION OF FRESHKILLS PARK!  
TOUR CLOSED Ferry & Bus Tour: Join Justin at Manhattan’s Staten Island Ferry Terminal to begin this discovery tour of the new Freshkills Park! In Staten Island, we’ll meet a special bus and a member of the New York City Parks Department who will take us on this very unusual adventure. At 2,200 acres, Freshkills Park will be almost three times the size of Central Park and the largest park developed in New York City in over 100 years. James Corner of Field Operations, the same firm that created the stunning landscape designs for the High Line, produced the master plan to guide the long-term development of Freshkills Park.

The full build–out will continue in phases for the next 30 years, with development over the next several years focused on providing public access to the interior of the site and showcasing its unusual combination of natural and engineered beauty. While nearly 45 percent of the site was once used for landfill, the remainder of the site is currently composed of wetlands, open waterways, and unfilled lowland areas. The tops of the landfill mounds themselves offer spectacular vistas of the expansive site, as well as views of Lower Manhattan.

When completed the 2,200 acres of open space will host restored maritime forests, dry prairies with chestnut trees, and swampland that will be home to many species of marine animals and birds. Very few urban parks compare in size to what Fresh Kills will become. The park will support a wide range of activities from mountain biking and kayaking to cross country skiing and all manner of field sports.

Freshkills Park is a fascinating and inspiring project that weaves together a series of unusual issues and disciplines: ecology, landfill infrastructure, urban planning and landscape architecture, public art, land reclamation, sustainability, renewable energy, and New York City history. This will undoubtedly prove to be an informative and eye-opening tour!

All tour participants will be required to sign a Department of Sanitation liability waiver. No on-site registrations will be accepted.
PLEASE READ ATTACHED BROCHURE FOR MORE INFORMATION. TOUR IS LIMITED TO 23 PARTICIPANTS.
REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED IN ORDER OF RECEIPT.
REGISTRATION:
Please download, print and mail in your registration form along with payment.
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Date: Saturday November 10, 2012
Time: 9:15 AM  to approximately 12:30 PM
Cost: $ 20 in advance (Includes Tour plus Bus)
Meet: Staten Island Ferry Terminal in Lower Manhattan NO LATER Staten Island Ferry Terminal in Lower Manhattan NO LATER THAN 9:15 AM || The Ferry departs promptly at 9:30 AM!
Restrooms are available at the Ferry Terminal.
Train: 1 Train to South Ferry || 4, 5 Train to Bowling Green
R Train to Whitehall || J Train to Broad Street
Bus: M1, M6, M15 – South Ferry
Tours operate rain or shine. Please dress appropriately. For more information or to confirm meeting locations please call (212) 223-2777. Please note that tours sometimes run late. While tours are rarely cancelled you can call the number above to confirm, or join our mailing list to keep informed of cancellations due to extreme weather conditions.
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