|| Fresh Kills Landfill established by Robert Moses and the City of New York.
||In anticipation of the closing of Fresh Kills Landfill, the Department of City Planning, in association with the Municipal Arts Society, New York State Department of State, New York City Department of Sanitation, New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, and New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, formed an International Design Competition Organizing Committee to sponsor the development of a master plan for Fresh Kills Park.
|March 22, 2001:
||Fresh Kills Landfill received its last barge of household solid waste.
|September 5, 2001:
||The City of New York announced the start of the International Design Competition for Fresh Kills Park.
||Three finalist teams were chosen by a jury of professionals to compete for selection as planning consultant:
- Field Operations - Philadelphia, PA and New York, NY: First Place
- JMP Landscape and John McAslan + Partners - London, England, UK: Second Place
- RIOS Associates, Inc. - Los Angeles, CA: Third Place
||Landscape architecture firm, Field Operations, was selected as the planning and design consultant.
||Mayor Bloomberg announced the kickoff of the master planning process. Read the Mayor's announcement.
|June 23, 2005:
||Approximately 100 people attended the 6th public meeting at PS 58 in Staten Island to view the Preliminary Draft Master Plan for the future of Fresh Kills.
- View the Full Presentation (8.9 mb).
View the presentation by section also in pdf format:
- Context & Background (2.4 mb)
- Program (Proposal) (1 mb)
- North Park (1 mb)
- Creek Landing & The Point (1.5 mb)
- South Park (900 k)
- West Park (800 k)
- East Park (870 k)
- Phasing, Stewardship + Finance/Project Schedule (900 k)
|August 22, 2005:
||Mayor Bloomberg Announced the Creation of Owl Hollow Fields, the First Park Project of Fresh Kills Park
|April 6, 2006:
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and City Planning Director Amanda M. Burden announced the release of the Draft Master Plan for Fresh Kills Park.
|May 24, 2006:
The Department of Parks & Recreation held a public scoping meeting on the Scope of Work for a Generic Environmental Impact Statement (GEIS) to be prepared for the proposed Fresh Kills Park. The Final Scope of Work to Prepare a Generic Environmental Impact Statement is now available as a downloadable PDF file on the Department of Parks & Recreation website.
The Fresh Kills Park Administrator was chosen by the Department of Parks & Recreation and began work overseeing park development.