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The High Line is a public park built on a historic freight rail line elevated above the streets on Manhattan’s West Side. It runs from Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District to West 34th Street, between 10th and 11th Avenues.

Hours

The High Line is open daily from 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM. Hours vary by season; see our FAQ for the park's annual schedule.

In order to ready the park for opening High Line at the Rail Yards to the public on Sunday, September 21, the High Line will delay opening on Saturday, September 20, until 11:00 AM.


Access

Access to the High Line is possible via any of the access points listed below. The High Line is fully wheelchair accessible.

  • Gansevoort Street (elevator access)
  • 14th Street (elevator access)
  • West 16th Street (elevator access)
  • West 18th Street
  • West 20th Street
  • 23rd Street (elevator access)
  • West 26th Street
  • West 28th Street
  • West 30th Street (elevator access)



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Printable Maps & Guides


Admission

The High Line is free to the public.



Food

High Line Food vendors have returned for another delicious season! Enjoy sweet treats, savory meals and snacks, freshly brewed coffee, and much more, on the High Line between West 15th and West 18th Streets. Hours vary by vendor. See vendors, hours, and locations.



Restrooms

Restrooms are located on the High Line at the 16th Street and Gansevoort Street access points.



High Line Shop

This unique mobile store features a selection of park maps, intriguing books, and special gifts – including designer apparel. Every purchase supports the High Line. Located on the High Line at West 16th Street, the shop is open from 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM every day. You can also visit the shop online anytime at shop.thehighline.org.


Directions

The High Line can be reached via the following methods of public transportation:

Subway
L or the A / C / E to 14th Street & 8th Avenue
C / E to 23rd Street & 8th Avenue
1 / 2 / 3 to 14th Street & 7th Avenue
1 to 18th Street & 7th Avenue
1 to 23rd Street & 7th Avenue

Bus
M11 to Washington Street
M11 to 9th Avenue
M14 to 9th Avenue
M23 to 10th Avenue
M34 to 10th Avenue


Bike Racks

Bike racks are located outside the stairs at the following locations along the High Line:

  • Gansevoort Street
  • West 16th Street
  • West 18th Street
  • West 20th Street
  • 23rd Street
  • West 26th Street
  • West 28th Street
  • West 30th Street

Parking

Our preferred parking partner is Edison ParkFast.

  • 71 11th Avenue, between West 17th and West 18th Streets
  • 161 10th Avenue, at 20th Street
  • 507 West 21st Street


    Space for High Line Billboard is donated by Parkfast.com

Park Rules

Park rules prohibit:

  • Walking on rail tracks, gravel, or plants
  • Picking flowers or plants
  • Throwing objects
  • Sitting on railings or climbing on any part of the High Line
  • Bicycles
  • Use of skateboards, skates, or recreational scooters
  • Amplified sound, except by permit
  • Solicitation
  • Commercial activity, except by permit or otherwise authorized
  • Littering
  • Obstructing entrances or paths
  • Drinking alcohol, except in authorized areas
  • Film or photography requiring equipment or exclusive use of an area, except by permit
  • Events or gatherings greater than 20 persons, except by permit
  • Smoking

Dogs not permitted
Dogs are not allowed on the High Line due to the limited area of the pathways and the fragility of the plantings.

Elevator Service at the High Line

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At 30 feet above the street, the High Line features four passenger elevators to provide access to the park (see above for a complete list of elevator locations). With more than four million visitors each year, the High Line’s elevators experience a high volume of traffic. Friends of the High Line works closely with the NYC Department of Parks & Recreation to keep the elevators in working order, but occasionally one or more of them may be out of service for repair and maintenance work. When an elevator is out of service, Friends of the High Line posts a notice at each elevator entrance, both at street level and on the High Line, with directions to the nearest functioning elevator, and does everything possible to expedite service calls with the Parks Department.

For visitors who require an elevator to access the High Line and who would like to confirm service in advance of a visit, please contact Friends of the High Line’s office at (212) 206-9922 or info@thehighline.org between the hours of 10:00 AM and 6:00 PM Monday through Friday for the latest operational update. Inquiries received after business hours will be responded to the following business day.



Maintaining the 23rd Street Lawn

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The 23rd Street Lawn is a favorite gathering space on the High Line, offering open green space for picnicking, sunbathing, and people-watching. Restoration plays a major role in maintaining the Lawn. To this end, the Lawn is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays throughout the busy season, as well as days following heavy rains and high use to allow the grass to recover. This helps keep the Lawn a welcoming green space all season long. Visit the High Line Blog to get the latest update on the Lawn.



Removing Snow and Ice from the High Line

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As snow and ice blanket the city, Friends of the High Line staff members work diligently to clear the park’s pathways, making the park safe for visitors to enjoy the High Line’s unique winter landscape. Now that the High Line is one mile in length, connecting three neighborhoods on the west side of Manhattan, we have adapted our approach to removing snow and ice from the High Line. Our goal is to open the High Line in phases, from south to north, to allow visitors access as quickly and as safely as possible. Read more.



About the Park

The High Line is a public park built on a historic freight rail line elevated above the streets on Manhattan’s West Side. It is owned by the City of New York, and maintained and operated by Friends of the High Line. Founded in 1999 by community residents, Friends of the High Line fought for the High Line’s preservation and transformation at a time when the historic structure was under the threat of demolition. It is now the non-profit conservancy working with the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation to make sure the High Line is maintained as an extraordinary public space for all visitors to enjoy. In addition to overseeing maintenance, operations, and public programming for the park, Friends of the High Line works to raise the essential private funds to support virtually all of the park’s annual operating budget, and to advocate for the preservation and transformation of the High Line at the Rail Yards, the third and final section of the historic structure, which runs between West 30th and West 34th Streets. The first section of the High Line opened on June 9, 2009. It runs from Gansevoort Street to West 20th Street. The second section, which runs between West 20th and West 30th Streets, opened June 8, 2011.

Learn more about the High Line's history.