The High Line is an elevated freight rail line transformed into a public park on Manhattan’s West Side. It is owned by the City of New York, and maintained and operated by Friends of the High Line. Founded in 1999 by community residents, Friends of the High Line fought for the High Line’s preservation and transformation at a time when the historic structure was under the threat of demolition. It is now the non-profit conservancy working with the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation to make sure the High Line is maintained as an extraordinary public space for all visitors to enjoy. In addition to overseeing maintenance, operations, and public programming for the park, Friends of the High Line raises the funding to maintain and operate the High Line and its programs from both private and public sources.
The High Line Park in NYC also takes you right to Hudson Yards which makes it perfect to combine both fun inexpensive things to do in NYC. Walk the High Line all the way to Hudson Yards and then explore the area and climb the Vessel.
Know Before You Go
Park rules prohibit:
- Walking on rail tracks, gravel, or plants
- Picking flowers or plants
- Throwing objects
- Sitting or climbing on railings
- Use of skateboards, skates, or recreational scooters
- Amplified sound, except by permit
- Commercial activity, except by permit or otherwise authorized
- Obstructing entrances or paths
- Drinking alcohol, except in authorized areas
- Filming or photography requiring equipment or exclusive use of an area, except by permit
- Events or gatherings greater than 20 persons, except by permit
- Dogs, except for service dogs
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