Staten Island’s Former High Rock Challenge Now To Be Held At Newly Opened Freshkills Park


A Staten Island Tradition Now To Be Held at Freshkills Park

Staten Island, NY – Borough President Vito Fossella, along with Freshkills Park and King of the Mountain Events, will announce that the Freshkills Challenge is set to take place on April 30th. The former High Rock Challenge will now take place at the newly opened Freshkills Park. This Staten Island tradition is dedicated in memory of NYPD Officer John Kelly.

Competitors will compete using both mental and physical strength in obstacles such as sandbag carry, pond-crossing, crawling, climbing, kayak racing, and more.

The announcement will be made by Borough President Vito Fossella, Mark Murphy, Freshkills Administrator, Michael Schnall, and King of the Mountain Events. BP Fossella and Mark Murphy, Freshkills Administrator, announce the return of the former High Rock Challenge to take place at Freshkills Park as the new Freshkills Challenge. The meeting will take place at the Freshkills Park – meeting point is 300 West Service Road (Crunch) and there will be transportation to location point. The announcement occurred this past Thursday morning at 11am.

Banner Image: Running in the park challenge. Image Credit – Car Loss Voniya


BP Vito Fossella

The Office of the Borough President has a responsibility to advocate for the entire Borough of Staten Island and all its residents, and represents the Borough's interests within City government. The Borough President communicates directly with the Mayor and the City Council to emphasize Staten Island’s budget priorities. In addition, the Borough President is responsible for reviewing major land use decisions and proposing sites for city facilities within the Borough. As the chair of the Borough Board, the Borough President leads Staten Island’s City Council delegation and Community Board chairs in the process of reviewing and approving the transfer of public properties to private use. The Borough President’s Office houses the Borough's Topographical Bureau, which maintains the borough’s official maps and assigns street addresses. The Borough President monitors the delivery of city services on Staten Island, and acts as a liaison between residents and city agencies when problems arise to devise solutions. The Borough President is also responsible for appointing one member to the Panel for Educational Policy and one member to the City Planning Commission, as well as some 150 members to Staten Island’s three community boards.

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