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See our Visitor Health & Safety Guidelines


The High Line is open daily, with COVID-related measures in place. These measures, such as reduced capacity and asking visitors to wear a mask or face covering, help ensure an improved and safer visitor and employee experience.

On weekdays there is open access and no reservations are required. On weekends, please make a free reservation between 12 – 6pm and note the entry directions below. Timed-entry passes are available through the end of September.

Make a weekend reservation

Monday – Friday
Hours: 7am – 9pm
Open access without reservations
All entrances open

Saturday & Sunday
Hours: 9am – 9pm

Timed-entry from 12pm – 6pm
Reservation required
Enter at Gansevoort Street, 23rd Street, or 30th Street only.
Limited walk-up entries available. To guarantee access, reserve online in advance of your visit.

Open access without reservations from 9am – 12pm & 6pm – 9pm
All entrances open

On weekends from 12pm – 6pm, enter at Gansevoort Street, 23rd Street, or 30th Street only. All other access points are exit only. Guests may travel east or west on 30th street (from 10th to 11th Ave) without a reservation.

Elevators are available at Gansevoort Street, 14th Street, 23rd Street, and 30th Street. On weekends, the elevator at 14th Street is exit only. The 34th Street gate is closed.

Please wear a mask or face covering.

Docent-led public tours are offered on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays from May to October, and on Saturdays from November to April.

How should I plan for my visit?

Before the date of your visit, make sure to review park rules and COVID-related visitor precautions. To visit on a weekend between noon and 6pm, make a free timed-entry reservation.

Is there a fee to enter the High Line?
No. Timed-entry reservations are free.

What are the hours of operation?
The High Line is open Monday – Friday from 7am – 9pm, with open access and no reservations needed. On Saturdays and Sundays, the park is open from 9am – 9pm with free timed-entry reservations requested between noon and 6pm and limited walk-up entries available on weekends only.

How and when can I reserve my free entry time to visit on a weekend?
Free passes for weekend visits are available through the link at the top of this page. All visitors must have a free timed-entry reservation to enter the High Line on a weekend between noon and 6pm. Additionally, a limited number of day-of walk-up passes will be available at the entrances. All free passes are issued on a first come, first served basis. Timed-entry passes are not required on weekdays.

I’m a High Line Member. Do I have to make a reservation? Can I show my membership card for access?
All High Line Members must make a free reservation prior to visiting the High Line on a weekend; a membership card doesn’t replace a reservation.

Can I book a group visit or guided tour?
Yes. Please visit our Private Tours page to learn more.

Will any activities or tours be available during my visit?
We are pleased to offer free public tours on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays. Learn more. If you’re interested in a private tour, visit our Private Tours page for more information.

I have a mobility disability. Can I use any elevator?
Elevators are available at Gansevoort Street, 14th Street, 23rd Street, and 30th Street entrances. The elevator at 14th Street is exit only on weekends. Please note that the elevator at 16th Street is currently out of service.

When will the Western Railyards Interim Connection be reopened?
There is no set date for when the High Line will fully reopen; it will be based on when we can do so safely.


Eventbrite Troubleshooting

Entry to the High Line on weekends is managed via a system of free timed-entry passes that are available through Eventbrite on an ongoing basis.

Where is my reservation?
The fastest way to look up your reservation information is to find the order confirmation email that was delivered to the email address you used for registration. Look for an email from in your account; please note these emails can sometimes go to your spam folder. You can also check your Eventbrite account or the Eventbrite app. Visit Eventbrite for additional troubleshooting information.

How can I cancel my reservation?
If you are unable to make the time you’ve reserved, your cancellation is appreciated as it will allow others to reserve that time. Log into Eventbrite, go to “Tickets,” select your order, and choose “Cancel Order”. Visit Eventbrite for more detailed information on how to cancel your reservation.

I’m having trouble navigating Eventbrite. Can I call, email, or visit the High Line’s office to make a reservation?
At this time, reservations are only available via the High Line’s Eventbrite page. If you need assistance, please contact us at


When you arrive (Weekend visits only)

How do I show High Line staff my timed-entry reservation?
We encourage you to present your reservation confirmation on your mobile device, but printed reservations are also accepted. If you are unable to print your reservation or present your mobile confirmation, we can locate your reservation with the name used at checkout.

I have my reservation—where do I enter?
Enter at Gansevoort Street, 23rd Street, or 30th Street. Please note that all on weekends, all other access points to the High Line are closed or are functioning only as exits. See our Visitor Information page for additional information.

I’m early. Can I enter early?
No. You may join the queue at your reserved entry time. In the meantime, please ask our staff for local points of interest and return at your reserved entry time.

I’m running late and will miss my entry time. Will I be turned away?
You may enter the High line within the entry window listed on your reservation. Late arrivals may be accommodated based on capacity.

Can I use my reserved timed entry pass for a different date or time?
No. Your reserved timed entry pass is only valid for the reserved date and entry time.

Do I have to wait in line to enter? When should I get in line?
Reservation holders should join the entry queue at the time on their pass and not in advance. Once in the queue, expect the wait to be up to 20 minutes—wait time will vary based on overall visitor flow on the High Line. We ask that visitors wear a mask or face covering when queuing.


While you’re on the park

Is there a time limit to my visit?
Visitors are encouraged to limit their visit to one hour in order to give others the opportunity to experience the High Line.

Can I reenter the High Line after I leave?
Once you exit the High Line, a new reservation is required to reenter on weekends. No reservations are required on weekdays.

How is the High Line working to keep visitors safe and healthy? What precautions are expected of me as a visitor?
Visit our Visitor Health & Safety page for more information on how we’re keeping our staff and visitors safe. We need visitors’ help too to maintain a healthy environment in the park; please read visitor precautions before you visit.

Will I be able to sit on a bench?
Benches are available. Please be courteous and give priority to elderly persons, persons with disabilities, and pregnant persons. Maintain social distancing while using benches.

Will the 23rd Street Lawn be open?
No. We’re eager to reopen the Lawn when it’s safe to do so.

Will food and beverage be available during my visit?
Yes. More information on High Line food and beverage vendors is available on our Eat & Drink page.

Should I wear a mask?
Yes, all High Line visitors are asked to wear a mask or face covering.



What is the High Line?

The High Line is a public park built on a 1.45-mile-long elevated rail structure running from Gansevoort St. to 34th St. on Manhattan’s West Side.

The High Line was founded by neighborhood residents in 1999 to prevent the elevated rail track from being demolished. With the close partnership of the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, the High Line has transformed into a public space where every New Yorker and visitor is welcome and can experience the intersection of nature, art, and design. The High Line also facilitates a national learning community, called the High Line Network, for leaders of similar projects.

Who is Friends of the High Line?

Friends of the High Line, a nonprofit organization, oversees the public programming, public art, maintenance, and operations for the High Line. We raise nearly 100% of the High Line’s annual budget.

What was the High Line used for?

As a freight rail line, the High Line was in operation from 1934 to 1980. It carried meat to the Meatpacking District, agricultural goods to the factories and warehouses of the industrial West Side, and mail to the Post Office.

Who owns the High Line?

The High Line is owned by the City of New York and is under the jurisdiction of the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation. It was donated to the City by CSX Transportation, Inc.

The land beneath the High Line is owned in parcels by New York State, New York City, and more than 20 private property owners.


On the High Line

What are the park hours?

The High Line is currently open Monday – Friday from 7am – 9pm, with open access and without reservations. On Saturdays and Sundays, the park is open from 9am – 9pm. Free timed-entry reservations requested and limited walk-up entries available. Hours vary by season.

Is the High Line wheelchair accessible?

Yes. The entire High Line is wheelchair accessible. Check out our Visitor Info page to learn more.

Why aren’t dogs allowed on the High Line?

We know many of our supporters are dog owners, and setting our “no dogs” rule was a tough decision. Ultimately, the rule is necessary because of the limited space in the park, the large number of visitors, and—most importantly—the health of the High Line’s landscape. The park’s planking system was designed to direct rainwater runoff towards the planting beds. This means that dog urine, which is highly acidic, would end up in the soil and damage the plants. We appreciate your understanding.

Who can I ask for help while on the High Line?

You can spot our staff and volunteers, who wear t-shirts or other clothing with the High Line logo (and/or identification badges).


About the park

When did the High Line open to the public?

The High Line was constructed and opened in stages. The first section, from Gansevoort St. to 20th St., opened in June 2009. The park extended to 30th St. in 2011, and the High Line at the Rail Yards opened in 2014. The last section of the original High Line—the Spur at 30th Street and 10th Avenue—opened in spring 2019.

Who designed the High Line?

The design team was selected in 2004 by Friends of the High Line and the City of New York: James Corner Field Operations (project lead), a landscape architecture firm; Diller Scofidio + Renfro, an architecture firm; and planting designer Piet Oudolf.

How is the High Line sustainable?

The High Line is inherently “green”—it re-purposes a piece of industrial infrastructure as public green space. As a landscape, the High Line also serves the function that a green roof would serve in the city, reducing the amount of storm-water that runs into the sewer system, because the park’s pathways allow water to drain into the adjacent planting beds. We at the High Line are committed to enhancing our sustainability in all operations and maintenance as well; read more on our Sustainable Practices page.


How do I…?

… get involved with the High Line?

Everyone in our community, and all New Yorkers, are warmly invited to engage with the High Line and be part of our daily operations. To stay informed, subscribe to our newsletter. We also invite you to learn more about becoming a volunteer. Most importantly: Consider becoming a member today—we rely on our members’ support!

… hold a photo or film shoot on the High Line?

Learn about film and photo shoots in the park.

Discrimination and harassment

Remember that COVID-19 is not connected to race, ethnicity, or nationality. We do not tolerate any discrimination against or harassment of our staff, volunteers, or visitors. It’s illegal to harass someone because of their race or national origin under New York City Human Rights Law. Approach a High Line staff member or call 311 to report harassment or discrimination to the New York City Commission on Human Rights.

Stay up-to-date on any operational or programming-related changes by following @highlinenyc on Twitter.