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Getting to Zero: Freshkills Park

Open House New York

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OHNY Members at the Friend level may reserve one ticket and members at the Dual, Associate, and Donor levels may reserve up to two tickets.
1 day before event starts $10.00 $0.00
General Admission 1 day before event starts $20.00 $0.00

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Getting to Zero: Freshkills Park

Photo by Alex Maclean; Image courtesy of Freshkills Park and the City of New York


While the city once relied on a network of several landfills across the outer boroughs, by the 1990s only the colossal Fresh Kills Landfill in Staten Island remained. Today, more than a decade after its closure, the site is in the midst of a transformation into a new crown jewel in the city’s vast system of public parks.

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 more than a century. When completed, this enormous green space will be home to everything from playgrounds and athletic fields to large-scale art installations. The park is being built, and is scheduled to be opened in phases, through 2036.

Join us for a tour with NYC Parks and Department of Sanitation (DSNY) officials! Bus transportation to and from the Staten Island Ferry terminal in St. George will be provided to registered attendees of this tour. The exact location of the bus pick-up will be made available via email upon completion of registration. Times listed on this page include transportation to and from the ferry terminal; the tour itself will last approximately one hour.

Open House New York thanks the Freshkills Park team for making this tour possible. 



Reservations are required as space is limited. $10 OHNY Members / $20 General Admission

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Please note: This tour is not wheelchair accessible.

Getting to Zero
 is made possible by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts


Tickets to this event are non-refundable. Should you or any of the members of your team be unable to attend, the full price of unused tickets may be treated as a fully tax-deductible contribution to Open House New York.

Have questions about Getting to Zero: Freshkills Park? Contact Open House New York

When & Where

Staten Island Ferry St. George Terminal
1 Bay Street
Staten Island, NY


Open House New York

Open House New York (OHNY) is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. The mission of OHNY is to promote a greater appreciation of the city’s built environment; broaden public awareness by exposing diverse audiences to distinctive examples of architecture, engineering and design; educate and inspire discussion of issues of excellence in design, planning and preservation; and showcase outstanding new work as well as structures of historic merit. 

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