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The High Line is one mile in length, connecting three neighborhoods along the west side of Manhattan.

During snow and ice storms, portions of the High Line, or the entire High Line, may experience delayed openings, early closures, or complete closures to ensure visitor safety and to enable staff to clear the park’s pathways. Learn more about our process for clearing snow and ice.

Please visit the Park Information page or follow @highlinenyc on Twitter to stay up-to-date on delayed openings and park closures during inclement weather.


February is a great time to visit the park. In keeping with Piet Oudolf’s vision, plants are left intact through the winter, rather than trimmed back as temperatures drop. This month you'll see winter blooms, like witch hazel pictured at right, set against dried grasses and seed heads from the past growing season.

Download our February Bloom List, a free printable guide with names and full-color photographs to help you identify plants during your next visit, and the High Line Art Map, featuring all the commissions currently on-view


Spring is just around the corner. As temperatures rise and the days get longer, join us for High Line Spring Cutback, our biggest horticultural event of the year.

Get outside, have fun, and learn – all while volunteering side-by-side with hundreds of neighbors and friends. We can’t do it without you!

Get details and sign up to volunteer

The High Line will re-open in phases today, beginning with the section between West 14th and West 20th Streets at 11:00 AM.

The High Line Snow Sculpt-Off will begin at 12:00 PM. Get details

Snow and ice removal efforts will continue within the closed-off sections the High Line.

Visit the Park Information page or follow @highlinenyc on Twitter to stay up-to-date on the phased re-opening.

There is a thick sheet of ice below the snow on the High Line. In the interest of visitor safety, the park will remain closed today to allow Friends of the High Line staff and volunteers to complete the snow and ice removal.

The Snow Sculpt-Off is postponed until Sunday, February 10. The competition will start at noon. Get details

We apologize for the inconvenience. Thank you for your patience.


It's all hands on deck when snow arrives in New York City.

You’re invited to join Friends of the High Line staff members to clear snow from the High Line’s pathway, making the park safe for visitors to enjoy the unique winter landscape.

Grab a shovel and join our team effort to open the park following winter storms. Learn more.


We’re crossing our fingers for a generous snowfall this Saturday. With enough accumulation, we will host the High Line Snow Sculpt-Off, a fun, creative competition for adults and kids alike, with special prizes from Chelsea Piers, Melt Bakery, People’s Pops, Posman Books, REI, and The Standard, High Line.

Start coordinating your team and planning your ideas now, and keep an eye for an announcement from us. Like the High Line on Facebook or follow @highlinenyc on Twitter for updates.


Work is continuing on the third and final section of the High Line at the Rail Yards.

Construction crews have finished sandblasting and painting the High Line at the Rail Yards, and will soon begin work on removing the ballast and debris, and stockpiling the rail tracks from the topside of the High Line. See more photos


Construction is underway at the High Line at the Rail Yards.

Stop by the park’s northern terminus, at West 30th Street, to look through the construction fence at site preparation in progress on the third and final section of the elevated railway.

View photos and learn more

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Don’t miss these special occasions to learn about volunteer opportunities at the High Line.

Stop by a High Line Volunteer Fair on Tuesday, January 22 or Thursday, January 31, and chat with High Line staff and current volunteers about ways to share your talents at the High Line.

Learn more