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EnlargeHigh Line at the Rail Yards

We are one step closer toward building and opening the third and final section of the High Line at the rail yards.

On Wednesday, April 25, the New York City Planning Commission voted unanimously to approve a zoning text amendment that secures the eastern portion of the High Line at the rail yards, including the 10th Avenue Spur, as public open space.

Learn more about this important step for the High Line.

EnlargeHigh Line Earth Day Celebration

Earth Day, on Sunday, April 22, is the culmination of High Line Spring Cutback, our biggest horticultural task of the year, and a celebration of the beginning of spring.

Join us in thanking our dedicated volunteers during a volunteer recognition ceremony, bring the kids for live music, seed ball-making, and a giant community mural, or witness Alison Knowles’ participatory art performance, Make a Salad, in which the artist mixes a giant salad and serves it to the crowd.

See a full schedule of events for the day.

EnlargeHigh Line Art

The first project in the HIGH LINE COMMISSIONS series for spring, 2012, Lilliput features miniature sculptures installed in unusual and unexpected places at the High Line – amongst the vegetation and along the pathway – creating an art treasure hunt for visitors.

Read more about Lilliput.

EnlargePhoto by Barry Munger

Spring is a great time to visit the High Line. There are so many spring bulbs and blooms popping up throughout the park, with more appearing daily.

Make the most of your next visit to the High Line with our first full-color monthly bloom guide for April. This downloadable resource covers the full mile of High Line plantings, highlighting the blooms you’ll find currently on-view, with photographs and locations to help you with identification.

Download April’s bloom guideand a map.


This week, the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York returns to the High Line for its third season.

Beginning Tuesday, April 3, Stargazing at the High Linewill take place every Tuesday evening at dusk on the High Line near The Standard, New York, pending weather conditions.

Follow @highlinenyc on Twitter for updates on viewing conditions.


Stop by the High Line in the coming weeks, and you will find a remarkable transformation underway.

High Line Gardeners are busily working with more than 300 community volunteers to complete High Line Spring Cutback – our biggest horticultural task of the year. The High Line’s plants are not trimmed back at the onset of the cold weather, as is typical in most gardens. Instead, the wild grasses, skeletal plant stalks, and dried seed heads define the High Line’s winter landscape. Now that spring has arrived, we must work quickly to cut back the plants to make way for new growth.

Learn more about High Line Spring Cutback.


Beginning Sunday, April 1, the High Line will be open daily from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM. Spring hours will continue through the end of May.

Please check back or follow the High Line on Twitter for the latest information and operational updates.


Last night we unveiled the initial design concepts for the rail yards section of the High Line at a community input meeting in Chelsea.

More than 400 neighbors, supporters, members, and friends turned out to listen to James Corner and Ric Scofidio, of the High Line Design Team, present their concepts, share their feedback, and ask questions.

Learn more, view the designs, and share feedback.


This week we begin High Line Spring Cutback – our biggest horticultural task of the year.

Visit the High Line over the next six weeks, and you’ll see High Line Gardeners busily working with teams of volunteers to cut back the High Line’s wild grasses, perennials, and shrubs to make way for new spring growth.

Read more and view photos.

EnlargeHigh Line at the Rail Yards

We will present the initial design concepts for the rail yards section of the High Line at a community input meeting on Monday, March 12.

Join us to share your ideas and help guide the design team as they continue their work.

Watch this video to get a behind-the-scenes look at the wild landscape on the High Line at the rail yards.