Jamaica Bay landfill to become nature park

BROOKLYN - The Jamaica Bay landfill is slowly being turned into a nature preserve with many family activities.

The park will feature fishing, a sail boating school, bicycle paths, an amphitheater area and ample parking for visitors.

The project is costing approximately $200 million. The New York City Department of Environmental Protection has transformed the landfills over the past 10 years in to a lush habitat covered with more than 30,000 shrubs and trees.

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