As one of the first areas of the 2,300-acre Freshkills Park to be constructed, Field Operations revitalized Schmul Park, a beloved neighborhood park. The park’s new design offers higher quality amenities for the community while serving as a new gateway and entrance into the larger Freshkills Park.

The park features a playground with brightly-colored shapes and mounds that mimic the topography of the larger park, new handball and basketball courts, an open lawn, and a modern comfort station designed by BKSK Architects. The park’s design incorporates many sustainable elements, including low maintenance landscaping with native plant species, reduced energy and water consumption in the water station, and stormwater management, including permeable pavements and a rain garden.