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North Park Groundbreaking

North Park Groundbreaking

November 9: NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver joined Sanitation Commissioner Kathryn Garcia, Staten Island Deputy Borough President Ed Burke and Assembly Member Michael Cusick to break ground on phase …

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Freshkills Park is Named One Of Five “Anchor Parks”

Freshkills Park is Named One Of Five “Anchor Parks”

Mayor Bill de Blasio, Council Speaker Melissa Mark Viverito, and NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver announced that the City will invest $150 million in major improvements at five large …

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New Springville Greenway Ribbon Cutting

New Springville Greenway Ribbon Cutting

NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP, joined Deputy Borough President Ed Burke, Assemblyman Michael Cusick, NYC Department of Sanitation Chiefs Steve Montanino and Chief Adam Conanan, Staten Island Parks …

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New Springville Greenway

New Springville Greenway Complete

Construction on the New Springville Greenway was completed in the summer of 2015. The 3.2-mile path along the eastern edge of Freshkills Park creates north/south bike access parallel with Richmond Avenue.

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Solar Array Plan Announced

Solar Array Plan Announced

It was announced that Freshkills Park will host New York City’s largest solar array, large enough to power more than 2,000 homes.

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Wetland Restoration

Main Creek Wetland Restoration Complete

On June 6, the Main Creek Wetland Restoration pilot project was completed. This project stabilized the shoreline, created new salt marsh habitat, and removed invasive species.

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Owl Hollow Soccer Fields

Owl Hollow Fields Open

April: Owl Hollow Fields opened, with four soccer fields (two of which are lighted), and a landscaped path. The LEED certified comfort station remains to be built.

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Schmul Park Reopens

Schmul Park Reopens

Schmul Park, the first complete park project, reopened in the Travis Neighborhood. The project included renovating the playground with colorful shaped surfaces to echo the topography of the park, new …

Oct 2012 Read More →
Wetland Restoration

Goatscaping

In June and July, a herd of goats helped out in the Main Creek Wetland Restoration by eating phragmites, an invasive reed. The pilot restoration project’s objective was to remove phragmites, increase ecosystem habitats …

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east park roads

Freshkills Park East Park Roads SEIS

The New York City Department of Parks & Recreation prepared a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) that analyzed the construction of park roads through East Park, examining the potential impacts …

Oct 2009 Read More →