The planning team has developed a detailed vision for transformation of the 2200-acre Fresh Kills site into the City's second largest park (Pelham Bay in the Bronx is the largest at 2,765 acres). The innovative plan proposes a wide diversity of activities and visitor experiences such as field sports and cultural events; kayaking, hiking, bird-watching and bicycling; waterfront dining and picnicking; ecology education, wind and solar energy production, public art and a proposed earthwork monument to the World Trade Center Recovery Effort.
Fresh Kills Park will have five main areas: the Confluence, North Park, South Park, East Park and West Park. Each area will have a distinct character and programming approach.
Five Areas of the Park
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- Introduction (1.1 mb)
- The Fresh Kills Park Draft Master Plan (5.4 mb)
- Five Areas of the Park (3.7 mb)
- Implementation & Credits (2.0 mb)
The New York State Department of State, through the Division of Coastal Resources, has provided the funding for the Fresh Kills Park Draft Master Plan under Title 11 of the Environmental Protection Fund.