High Line Park: urban oasis

Built on a historic elevated train line through Manhattan, the High Line Park offers breathtaking views of the city and the Hudson River. Stroll with us through the gardens and relax with art and live music!

High Line Park facts

Here are some helpful facts about High Line Park:

Location: New York City, New York
Length: 2.33 km
Annual visitors: about 7 million
Highlights: Lemonade Stand, Chelsea Market Passage, High Line Art

High Line Park in New York City

What is High Line Park?

The High Line Park is a unique urban park that stretches along the elevated tracks of the abandoned New York Central Railroad from Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District to West 34th Street. The High Line has elevated walkways and gardens featuring native plants and trees.

The park is divided into four sections, each with its own landscaping and public art, seating, and picnic areas. The High Line is also home to many local and international artists who have created installations and sculptures along the park's pathways.

High Line Park attractions

Don't miss the following attractions when visiting High Line Park:

Lemonade Stand

The Lemonade Stand is a refreshing stop run by a local group. Here you can enjoy a variety of homemade lemonades and other refreshing drinks on hot summer days. The stand is usually open from May to October and offers a pleasant break in the middle of the park.

Chelsea Market Passage

The Chelsea Market Passage is a part of the High Line Park that runs through a former warehouse complex. Visitors will find various shops and stalls selling food, drinks, and other goods. The Passage is a popular destination for locals and tourists to enjoy the historical atmosphere and culinary delights.

HSpaziergang auf der High Line in New York City

View of the Hudson River

The High Line offers breathtaking views of the Hudson River. Take a break and enjoy the beautiful view of the river and the city skyline.

History of High Line Park

Built in the 1930s, the High Line was once a busy freight line that carried goods to Manhattan factories and warehouses. In the late 1960s, the High Line was threatened with demolition by the city, but an initiative by local residents and activists saved the park from destruction.

In 1999, Friends of the High Line was formed to preserve the park. In 2004, the City of New York approved the construction of the High Park.

Today, the High Line is a vibrant green space that attracts more than 7 million visitors annually. The park offers tours, art installations, and food festivals. The High Line has become a symbol of renewal and change and is credited with driving the development of the Meatpacking District.

Getting to High Line Park

The High Line Park is located on the west side of Manhattan and stretches for several blocks from Gansevoort Street to 34th Street. The best way to get there depends on where you are. You can walk or take a cab if you're already in Manhattan. Another option is public transportation, such as a bus or subway.

The closest subway station is 14th Street Station on the A, C, E, and L lines, so if you are near this station, you could use it to get to the High Line Park. Several bus lines stop near the park, including the M11, M12, and M23. These buses run every few minutes and are convenient and inexpensive to get around the city.

If you plan to use public transportation, ensure you have a MetroCard, which you must purchase before you begin your trip. There are several types of MetroCards, including pay-per-ride and unlimited cards. Depending on how long you're staying in the city and how often you plan to use public transportation, it may make sense to get an Unlimited Card, which allows you unlimited rides for a set time.

Your visit to High Line Park

As a tourist, you should prepare for a visit to High Line Park by wearing comfortable shoes and bringing weatherproof clothing, as most of the park is outdoors. Also, bring a water bottle, as there are limited opportunities to purchase beverages while walking the High Line. Plan to walk the High Line for an hour to take in all the views, artwork, and plants.

High Line Park is very popular in nice weather and can get crowded at peak times. If you want a quieter experience, visit the park early in the morning or weekdays.

Take photos of the stunning views of the city, admire the diverse plant life, and enjoy the park's unique atmosphere, which offers a great glimpse into the urban life of New York City. We hope you enjoy your visit to High Line Park!

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