After years of closure and capping work by DEP to the previous landfill site, the 285-acre property has officially been transferred to the NYC Parks Department. This acquisition brings the City’s total parkland to more than 30,000 acres, a historic milestone.
“The community really stepped up here,” said BP Oddo. “Today is a good day and this is a positive, but we have to remember the wrong that was done at this site. It is a reminder to be ever vigilant to make sure we never let it happen again.”
This $256.4 million transformation began in 2010, with $156.4 million from DEP and $100 million from NYS DEC.