Freshkills Park is a landfill reclamation project in Staten Island. About 2,200 acres (8.9 km2), it purports to be the largest park developed in New York City in the past 100 years. Its construction began in October 2008 and is slated to continue in phases for at least 30 years. When fully developed, Freshkills Park will be the second-largest park in New York City and 2.7 times the size of Central Park in Manhattan.
The park has been designed for five major sections that accommodate a range of uses, including cultural, athletic, and educational programs. Sections of the park will be connected by a circulation system for vehicles and a network of paths for bicyclists, pedestrians, and equestrians. The NYC Department of Parks & Recreation (DPR) is running the project with the NYC Department of Sanitation (DSNY).