2021: 20th Anniversary of the Landfill Closure

On Monday, March 22, Freshkills Park Alliance President Eloise Hirsh along with the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation and New York City Department of Sanitation celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Fresh Kills Landfill closure at Freshkills Park.

“Twenty years after its closure, the site of the former Fresh Kills Landfill is serving the city of New York with renewed purpose. It is truly incredible to watch and take part in the transformation of this former landfill into a sustainable urban oasis,” said Commissioner of the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation, Mitchell J. Silver.

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