Freshkills Park Blog

First launch into the water


Last week, the Parks Department’s Freshkills Park team and Staten Island Urban Park Rangers took a canoe trip through the site’s creeks and wetlands.  We put in at “The Point,” near the Isle of Meadows, and headed east through Fresh Kills Creek to Main Creek, where we got up close and personal with the William T. Davis Wildlife Refuge.  This was our first brush with waterborne recreation at the site, and it afforded some awesome perspective of its scale and beauty.  Our thanks to the Department of Sanitation for granting us access and sending us off!  We hope to be able to offer public canoe tours in the near future, but for now, be sure to check out some of the photos from our afternoon on our flickr page.

We’ve also put up an album of new photos of the site looking its autumn prettiest.


November 2, 2009 - Posted by | FKP | ,


  1. What a remarkable journey! And such beauty — !

    Comment by rnagle | November 2, 2009 | Reply

  2. […] the wake of our staff canoe tour last October, we’re now looking to gradually expand access to the glimmering creeks of the […]

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