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Donald Trump needs to do a Wollman rink here

What a great resource that is forever held under the thumb of City bureaucracy. Trump could get... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2016
johnaV6707FB
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Staten Island, New York
Three Star Now; A Work in Progress

Freshkills Park a former toxic garbage dump, gets a rating of three now, however it is a work in... read more

Reviewed 20 July 2016
Gershwin12
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Forest Hills, New York
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Reviewed 22 May 2018

What used to be a land fill has morphed into a huge Park serving NYC. The Freshkills Park has a great deal to offer and will be larger than Central Park when it is complete

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Peter F
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Feels like you are anywhere but New York City. Streams, hills, greenery, birds, 'country roads", and a knowledge docent make this a exciting , worthwhile experience.

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

This was the largest landfill in the world! It was open for a very long time. The methane that seeps through this ground is poison. Please don't visit this area! Certainly never move to this area and don't let your children walk through this park...More

Date of experience: January 2017
2  Thank Cherie718
Reviewed 22 August 2016

as a life long resident of staten island i have to just say this was part of a dump as recently as 10yrs ago. methane gas has been removed but i just see it has a i remember it as a dump.

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank RICHARD C
Reviewed 22 August 2016

What a great resource that is forever held under the thumb of City bureaucracy. Trump could get this opened in 6 months. Great areas for Mountain biking, birding and hiking, 30,000 city agencies are arm wrestling over jurisdiction. Twice a year whey open up a...More

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank johnaV6707FB
Reviewed 20 July 2016

Freshkills Park a former toxic garbage dump, gets a rating of three now, however it is a work in progress. In a few years, thanks to an extensive reclamation project by NYC Parks, FreshKkills Park Alliance the Department of Sanitation and other essential New York...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Gershwin12
Reviewed 9 July 2016

From dump to diva, the Freshkills Park will be the largest park developed in New York City in over 100 years. Hiked to the summit, 195' above sea level and a 360 degree view, to inspect the beginnings of this project. Roughly three times the...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Ann Marie D
Reviewed 4 November 2015 via mobile

Must give it to the city for bringing the park back to life. This place is set off of some main roads in Staten Island, however, you can get lost for a few and truly relax. It happens to be right in my yard which...More

Date of experience: November 2015
Thank 881damiana
Reviewed 9 July 2015

We were there on an 'open house' day last year. Gorgeous views...they have covered the mounds of garbage (the last items dumped here were debris from 9/11 but they had stopped the dumping many years earlier). If there is an open house again, it is...More

Date of experience: August 2014
Thank TIM V
Reviewed 3 November 2014

The day of the Sneak Peek was almost 90 and it felt it. There are no trees, or shade. The unique views of Staten Island and the Freedom Tower are interesting too. I rode my bike, making the dusty trails a little more fun. There...More

Date of experience: September 2014
1  Thank stickley2005
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