Yesterday, Freshkills Park held its annual "Sneak Peak" event, an opportunity for the public to see the progress at the site. The former 2,200 acre Fresh Kills landfill in Staten Island is in the middle of a long term conversion project into the largest park built in New York City in a hundred years. For a sense of scale, the park is approximately the size of Central Park (840 acres), Prospect Park (526 acres), and Flushing Meadows Corona Park (898 acres) combined. The park is a long term project broken down into phases, with the goal of full park completion by 2036.
Landscape Architects: Field Operations; Location: Staten Island, NY; Completion: 2036.