Visit the High Line


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 12th Avenues.

Map of the park (pdf)
  • Dec 1 to Mar 31: 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Apr 1 to May 31: 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • June 1 to Sept 30: 7:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Oct 1 to Nov 30: 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Park Access & Info


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

    • Gansevoort and Washington Street (elevator access)
    • 14th Street (elevator access)
    • 16th Street (elevator access)
    • 18th Street
    • 20th Street
    • 23rd Street (elevator access)
    • 26th Street
    • 28th Street
    • 30th Street (elevator access)
    • 30th Street and 11th Avenue
    • 34th Street and 12th Avenue (ramp access)

      Open 7 AM – Sunset

    • Gansevoort Street at the Diller - von Furstenberg Building
    • 16th Street
    High Line Shop (April – October)
    • 16th Street
    • 30th Street
    • The High Line is wheelchair accessible via elevator at Gansevoort Street, 14th Street, 16th Street, 23rd Street, and 30th Street; and also at street-level at 34th Street.

    • Wheelchair accessible restrooms are located at Gansevoort Street and 16th Street.

    • Design features, such as “peel-up” picnic tables, the Rail Track Walks, and the Beams play feature, are wheelchair accessible.

    Park Rules

    The following are not permitted while on the High Line:

    • Walking in planting beds
    • 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
  • Transportation

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

    • L 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
    • A C E 1 2 3 to 34 St Penn Station
    • 7 to 34th Street – Hudson Yards
    • 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 at street level near the stairs at the following locations along the High Line. Please note that bicycles are not allowed on the High Line.

    • Gansevoort and Washington Streets
    • 16th Street and 10th Avenue
    • 18th Street and 10th Avenue
    • 20th Street and 10th Avenue
    • 23rd Street and 10th Avenue
    • 26th Street and 10th Avenue
    • 28th Street and 10th Avenue
    • 30th Street and 10th Avenue
    • 30th Street and 11th Avenue
    Citi Bikes

    Citi Bike is New York City’s bike sharing system. Citi Bike racks are located at the following locations near the High Line. Learn more:

    • Gansevoort and Washington Streets
    • 14th Street and 9th Avenue
    • 14th Street and 10th Avenue
    • 16th Street and 10th Avenue
    • 16th Street and 9th Avenue
    • 18th Street and 9th Avenue
    • 22nd Street and 9th Avenue
    • 22nd Street and 10th Avenue
    • 20th Street and 11th Avenue
    • 26th Street and 10th Avenue
    • 29th Street and 9th Avenue
    • 28th Street and 10th Avenue
    • 27th Street and 11th Avenue
    • 34th Street and 11th Avenue

    The following lots are within close distance of the High Line:

    • 127 10th Avenue, between 17th and 18th Streets
    • 161 10th Avenue, at 20th Street
    • 507 West 21st Street
  • Park Features

    • Tiffany & Co. Foundation Overlook

      A dramatic balcony marks the point at which the High Line was severed in the 1990s and demolished south of Gansevoort Street. The overlook offers a view eastward to the Meatpacking District and westward to the newly-opened Whitney Museum of American Art.

    • 14th Street Passage

      This semi-enclosed passage serves as one of the primary spaces for public programs and High Line Channel 14, an outdoor video program presented by High Line Art that screens art videos, historic works, new productions, and curated series.

    • Diller - von Furstenberg Sundeck & Water Feature

      This pathway, between West 14th and West 15th Streets, is flanked by lounge chairs and a water feature that offers visitors a chance to dip their toes during the spring and summer.

    • Chelsea Market Passage

      This semi-enclosed passage, between West 15th and West 16th Streets, features art and public programs, as well as food carts and an open-air cafe during the warmer months of the year.

    • Northern Spur Preserve

      At West 16th Street, a spur splits from the primary High Line structure and crosses 10th Avenue, connecting to the former Merchants Refrigerated Warehouse. The spur's plantings evoke the wild landscape the grew on the High Line before it was a park, featuring crab apples, asters, sedges, goldenrods, and alumroot.

    • 10th Avenue Square and Overlook

      As part of the High Line’s conversion to a public space, many of the structure’s steel beams were removed from this unique space where the High Line crosses 10th Avenue, creating an amphitheater-like space with views up 10th Avenue to the north and views of the Hudson River and the Statue of Liberty to the south.

    • Chelsea Thicket

      The two-block-long Chelsea Thicket features a pathway winding gently through a miniature forest of lush dogwoods, bottlebrush buckeye, hollies, roses, and other dense shrubs and trees. Here, the original railroad tracks are embedded into the walkway, allowing visitors to walk on them.

    • 23rd Street Lawn

      The High Line's only lawn stretches for an entire block north of West 22nd Street. Anchored on the southern end with seating steps made of reclaimed teak, the Lawn is a popular spot for picnics and the site for many of the park's summer programs.

    • Philip A. and Lisa Maria Falcone Flyover

      As the High Line passes between two monumental former storage warehouses at West 25th Street, a grated metal pathway - the Falcone Flyover - begins to lift from the structure's surface. Stretching for three blocks, the Flyover allows visitors to travel through a grove of bigleaf magnolia, sassafras, and serviceberry trees at canopy level.

    • 26th Street Viewing Spur

      Recalling the billboards that were once attached to the High Line at street crossings, the Viewing Spur's rectangular frame showcases crosstown views at West 26th Street.

    • Pershing Square Beams

      Just west of 11th Avenue, the High Line's concrete deck is stripped away to reveal the original framework of steel beams and girders. The structure itself is transformed into a series of sunken areas - coated in a silicone surface for safety - that children can run between, climb over, and play within.

    • Interim Walkway

      Unlike the High Line to the south, this section features a simple bonded aggregate path through the existing self-seeded plantings. The design celebrates the iconic urban landscape that emerged after the trains stopped running, and highlights the expansive views of the Hudson River to the west and the city to the east.

    • CSX Transportation Gate

      This is the main access point for the Interim Walkway, and the only point where the High Line descends to street level. Its location on 34th Street, a major midtown Manhattan thoroughfare, makes it accessible via the 34th Street select bus service and the future No. 7 train extension at Hudson Yards.

  • Food & Drink

    Presented by Friends of the High Line, High Line Food selects innovative food partners and designs food-related events and activities for the High Line. Founded in 2011, High Line Food creates a sustainable food system on the High Line, inspires care for the environment, and builds community. Revenue from the program supports the maintenance and operation of the High Line.

    Santina is open year-round. All other High Line food vendors are currently closed for the season and will re-open in the spring.

    • Gansevoort & Washington Streets
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      Breakfast: 7:00 - 10:30AM (weekdays), Lunch: 11:30AM - 2:30PM (weekdays), Brunch: 10:00AM - 3:00PM (weekends), Dinner: 5:30PM - Midnight (daily)

      Located at the southernmost entrance to the High Line, at Gansevoort and Washington Streets, Santina is a coastal Italian restaurant created by Mario Carbone, Rich Torrisi, and Jeff Zalaznick. Situated on what used to be the coast of Manhattan, where some of the city’s first farmers markets once stood, Santina takes inspiration from the neighborhood’s history, with a menu that highlights vegetables and fish. Dishes like giardinia crudite, spaghetti blue crab, and bass agrigento integrate Italian coastal cuisine with modern culinary sensibilities. Santina is open year round.

  • Gardens

    The High Line’s planting design is inspired by the self-seeded landscape that grew on the out-of-use elevated rail tracks during the 25 years after trains stopped running. The species of perennials, grasses, shrubs and trees were chosen for their hardiness, sustainability, and textural and color variation, with a focus on native species. Several of the species that originally grew on the High Line’s rail bed are incorporated into the park’s landscape.

    The design of the High Line’s landscape also emphasizes year-round inerest and bloom.

    See the High Line’s full plant list here.
    Monthly Bloom Lists
    Garden Zones
    • Gansevoort Woodland & Tiffany & Co. Foundation Overlook
      Plant 1446662837

      threadleaf bluestar - fall
      Amsonia hubrichtii

      Plant 1446662940

      Raydon's Favorite aromatic aster
      Symphyotrichum oblongifolium 'Raydon's Favorite'

    • Washington Grasslands
      Plant 1446663035

      autumn crocus
      Crocus pulchellus

      Plant 1446663442

      Jindai tatarian aster
      Aster tataricus 'Jindai'

    • Hudson River Overlook
      Plant 1446663166

      Laciniata cutleaf staghorn sumac - fall
      Rhus typhina 'Laciniata'

      Plant 1446662940

      Raydon's Favorite aromatic aster
      Symphyotrichum oblongifolium 'Raydon's Favorite'

    • Diller - von Furstenberg Sundeck & Water Feature
      Plant 1446664858

      graceful cattail - seed
      Typha laxmannii

      Plant 1446664926

      rose mallow - seed
      Hibiscus moscheutos ssp. palustris

    • Northern Spur Preserve
      Plant 1446665021

      Lady in Black calico aster
      Symphyotrichum laterifolium 'Lady in Black'

      Plant 1446665238

      Short's aster
      Symphyotrichum shortii

    • 10th Avenue Square
      Plant 1446665350

      purple milkweed - seed
      Asclepias purpurascens

      Plant 1441309915

      wild spurge
      Euphorbia corollata

    • Chelsea Grassland
      Plant 1446665406

      Bluebird smooth aster
      Symphyotrichum laeve 'Bluebird'

      Plant 1446665458

      rattlesnake master
      Eryngium yuccifolium

    • Chelsea Thicket
      Plant 1446665513

      Ceratostigma plumbaginoides

      Plant 1428695827

      Emerald Sentinel™ Eastern red cedar
      Juniperus virginiana ‘Corcorcor’ Emerald Sentinel™

    • 23rd Street Lawn & Seating Steps
      Plant 1446731383

      American smoketree
      Cotinus obovatus

      Plant 1433957440

      Mars Midget pincushion plant
      Knaughtia macedonica 'Mars Midget'

    • Meadow Walk
      Plant 1446732003

      Korean feather reed grass
      Calamagrostis arundinaceae

      Plant 1446731711

      Parker’s Variety fern-leaf yarrow
      Achillea filipendulina 'Parker's Variety'

    • Philip A. & Lisa Maria Falcone Flyover
      Plant 1446732186

      little bluestem
      Schizachyrium scoparium

      Plant 1446732138

      winged sumac
      Rhus copallinum

    • Wildflower Field & Radial Plantings
      Plant 1446665406

      Bluebird smooth aster
      Symphyotrichum laeve 'Bluebird'

      Plant 1446732280

      upland white aster
      Solidago ptarmicoides

    • Crossroads
      Plant 1447168721

      Twilight aster
      Eurybia macrophylla 'Twilight'

      Plant 1441309915

      wild spurge
      Euphorbia corollata

    • Rail Track Walks
      Plant 1447169033

      Chocolate white snakeroot
      Ageratina altissima 'Chocolate'

      Plant 1447169166

      Peachie's Pick Stokes' aster
      Stokesia laevis 'Peachie's Pick'

    • 11th Avenue Bridge
      Plant 1447169810

      Blonde Ambition mosquito grass
      Bouteloua gracilis 'Blonde Ambition'

      Plant 1447169033

      Chocolate white snakeroot
      Ageratina altissima 'Chocolate'

    • Pershing Square Beams
      Plant 1447169810

      Blonde Ambition mosquito grass
      Bouteloua gracilis 'Blonde Ambition'

      Plant 1447168863

      prairie coneflower
      Ratibida pinnata

    • Interim Walkway
      Plant 1447169985

      black cherry
      Prunus serotinus

      Plant 1447170053

      oriental bittersweet
      Celastrus orbiculatus

    • 34th Street Entry Plaza
      Plant 1428695860

      staghorn sumac
      Rhus typhina

      Plant 1447168721

      Twilight aster
      Eurybia macrophylla 'Twilight'

  • Art

    Presented by Friends of the High Line, High Line Art commissions and produces public art projects on and around the High Line. Founded in 2009, High Line Art presents a wide array of artwork including site-specific commissions, exhibitions, performances, video programs, and a series of billboard interventions. Curated by Cecilia Alemani, the Donald R. Mullen, Jr. Director & Chief Curator of High Line Art, and produced by Friends of the High Line, High Line Art invites artists to think of creative ways to engage with the uniqueness of the architecture, history, and design of the High Line and to foster a productive dialogue with the surrounding neighborhood and urban landscape.

    Learn more at

    Download this month’s art map

    • Various Artists

      High Line Channel 14
      Rotating Program

      High Line Channel 14 is an outdoor video program that screens art videos, historic works, new productions, and curated series.

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    • Spencer Finch

      The River That Flows Both Ways
      Long-term view
      A High Line Commission

      An installation of colored glass inspired by a 700-minute journey along the Hudson River.

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    • Katrín Sigurðardóttir

      Panorama: Bouvetoya
      April 2015 – March 2016
      High Line Commission

      An inverted model of the glacial Bouvet Island, the sculpture hangs inverted from the bottom of the steel structure of the High Line.

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    • Yutaka Sone

      Panorama: Little Manhattan New York, New York
      April 2015 – March 2016
      High Line Commission

      A marble sculpture of the island of Manhattan, including every building found at the time of its making.

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    • Mariana Castillo Deball

      Panorama: Who would measure the space, who would tell me the moment?
      April 2015 – March 2016
      High Line Commission

      A series of stacked ceramic columns whose elements are inspired by fictional stories the artist and her team composed around artifacts found in Mexico.

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    • Elmgreen & Dragset

      Panorama: A Greater Perspective
      April 2015 – March 2016
      High Line Commission

      An oversized, nonfunctional bronze telescope, the sculpture brings attention to and makes impossible the viewing of cityscape.

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    • Andro Wekua

      Panorama: Window
      April 2015 – March 2016
      High Line Commission

      A sculpture of a nearly six-foot-high window the artist remembers from his childhood bedroom.

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    • Damián Ortega

      Panorama: Physical Graffiti #1 – 3
      April 2015 – March 2016
      High Line Commission

      A series of sculptures in the shape of graffiti tags modeled on found tags and bent out of rebar.

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    • Ryan Gander

      Panorama: Zooming out / Toodaloo
      April 2015 – March 2016
      High Line Commission

      A bronze cast of the artist’s wallet, phone, and USB flash drive, and a sound installation streaming live audio from the artist’s garden in England.

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    • Ryan Gander

      Panorama: To employ the mistress.... It's a French toff thing
      April 2015 – March 2016
      High Line Commission

      A marble bust of the artist's wife, posed as if leaning in for a kiss. Playing with the tradition of fountains in classical gardens, the sculpture acts as a functional drinking fountain.

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    • Kris Martin

      Panorama: Altar
      April 2015 – March 2016
      High Line Commission

      A steel replica of the Van Eyck brothers’ Ghent Altarpiece, the artist omitted the panels of the original altarpiece, leaving only its frames.

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    • Kaari Upson

      Panorama: My Mom Drinks Pepsi II
      April 2015 – March 2016
      High Line Commission

      A construction consisting of over 1,400 uniquely cast solid aluminum Pepsi cans which forms a volume of negative space in the planting bed.

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    • Gabriel Sierra

      Panorama: Untitled (All Branches are Firewood)
      April 2015 – March 2016
      High Line Commission

      A series of four custom measuring tools installed next to plants intended for tracking the growth of trees, bushes, and shrubs in the park.

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    • Kerry James Marshall

      Above the Line
      June 2015 – May 2016
      High Line Commission

      A large-scale, hand-painted mural of a futuristic city. This particular comic painting imagines the redevelopment of rooftop water tanks as luxury homes and condominiums.

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    • Rashid Johnson

      May 2015 – March 2016
      High Line Commission

      A site-specific work installed among the vegetation of the High Line. The sculpture will transform as it interacts with the surrounding plant life over the course of its residency in the park.

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  • Tours

    Free Public Tours
    Visit tour1

    Hear the story behind New York City’s park in the sky. Weekly guided walking tours are free, hour-long tours led by High Line Docents, knowledgeable volunteer guides who offer you an insider’s perspective on the park’s history, design, and landscape.
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    Private Tours
    Visit tour2

    For visitors looking for a more personal experience, High Line Docents lead private group tours upon request. High Line Docents are experts in the park's history, design, horticulture, and art. Private tours require a fee and can accommodate up to 40 persons.
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    Members-Only Tours
    Visit tour3

    Led by our trained High Line Docents, Members-Only Second Saturday tours are a fun and informative way to experience the High Line, and are only available to current members of Friends of the High Line. You will learn about the history, design, art, and horticulture of this unique public space. These limited-access tours take place on the Second Saturday of each month at 11:00 AM, from April through October. Reservation required. For more information, please email

    Art Tours
    Visit tour4

    The High Line is filled with public art: from sculptures and murals to performances and videos. Have you ever wondered what inspired the artists? Or what the meaning was behind an artwork? How was it made? Join Melanie Kress, High Line Art Curatorial Fellow, for an insider's view on High Line Art.
    Last Monday of every month April - October
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    Garden Tours
    Visit tour5

    Get to know every detail of the High Line's plant and wildlife while walking through the park with one of our knowledgeable staff horticulturists.
    Tour dates and times vary
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