A former Staten Island landfill is getting a new beginning.
NYC Parks Department officially opened the former Brookfield Landfill as a public park on Tuesday morning.
To combat toxic waste dumped at the site decades ago, around 250 million dollars was put into the clean up and renovations of the land.
According to park officials, the park is now completely restored and safe for residents to enjoy.
"Through years and years of efforts, we now transformed what was a dump, a landfill into this incredible 250 acre park. Walking trails, woodlands, wetlands, meadows," said Commissioner Mitchell Silver.
Park officials are also looking into possibly adding a sports complex with soccer and baseball fields to the land.