Park update: The Interim Walkway at the Western Rail Yards (between 30th & 34th Streets) will be closed to the public on June 12 & 13.

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30th Street Challenge
Give by June 20

To meet the demands of our busiest time of the year, we ask all friends of the High Line to help us raise a total of $30,000—$1,000 for each block of our 1.5-mile-long park along Manhattan’s West Side.

Photo by Mike Tschappat Photo by Mike Tschappat



The High Line is open daily, with select measures in place to ensure the safety and comfort of our visitors and park staff.

Elevators are located at:
• Gansevoort Street and Washington Street (Northwest corner)
• 14th Street and 10th Avenue (Southwest side)
• 23rd Street and 10th Avenue (Southeast side)
• 30th Street and 10th Avenue (Southeast side)
• 31st Street and Dyer Avenue (High Line Moynihan Connector)

Park-level access is also available at 30th Street at Hudson Yards, 31st Street and Dyer Avenue at the High Line – Moynihan Connector, and 34th Street and 12th Avenue. If you have mobility concerns, please check the elevator status page before your visit. Click on “Park access & info” on the Visit page to see a complete list of entrances.

View our opening hours in other seasons
Free docent-led public tours are offered on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from May through August; on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays in September and October; and on Wednesdays and Saturdays from November to April. 

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How should I plan for my visit?

Before the date of your visit, make sure to review park rules.

Is there a fee to enter the High Line?
The High Line is free.

What are the hours of operation?
The High Line’s hours vary by season:
December 1 – March 31: 7am to 8pm
April 1 – November 30: 7am to 10pm

The Interim Walkway at the Western Rail Yards is open from 7am until sunset through October 2024.

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?
See our Events Calendar for a full list of events. 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. In addition, park-level accessible entrances are also available at 30th Street at Hudson Yards, 31st Street and Dyer Avenue at the High Line – Moynihan Connector, and 34th Street and 12th Avenue.

Please check our Elevator Status page for any elevator service disruptions.

Will food and beverage be available during my visit?
Food and beverage vendors are open between May and October, and Shake Shack is open year-round. More information on High Line food and beverage vendors is available on our Eat & Drink page.

Are there COVID-19 protocols in place?
While the federal COVID-19 emergency ended on May 11, 2023, our priority continues to be your health and limiting the spread of COVID-19. For the well-being of our community, we ask that anyone who exhibits any symptoms of COVID-19 or has recently come into contact with someone who has COVID-19 to please stay home.



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

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 toward 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

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 X.