After being one of the first NYC Parks to close because of COVID-19, the High Line is finally reopening July 16!
The gorgeous elevated Park, which was created on the former New York Central Railroad tracks, runs 1.5 miles through the West Side of Manhattan and has been a favorite for New Yorkers since it opened in 2009.
People of course needed fresh air and could stay at least six feet apart from others in wide open park spaces, but the High Line presented a more difficult issue because it has narrower pathways and not as much open space for people to spread out. To help mitigate that during reopening, they will be using timed-entry passes.
They are free and are now available on the Park’s website here. The Park’s new hours will be 12-8pm daily. The only entrance will be at Gansevoort Street (via elevator and stairs) and all walks must be moving northward from that entrance (all other former entrances will be exit-only).
They said: “Our team has worked closely with our partners at NYC Parks to safely welcome you again with a free timed-entry reservation system, reduced operating hours and amenities, and limited capacity in order to allow for social distancing.”
Even in a different capacity, we’re still excited to see it coming back!
featured image source: Facebook / The High Line