W 155 St and Dyckman St, Edgecombe Av & Amsterdam Av
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Named after the High Bridge, the city's oldest standing bridge, Highbridge Park was assembled piecemeal between 1867 and the 1960s, with the bulk being acquired through condemnation from 1895 to 1901.
Although widely known for its important landmarks, the Highbridge tower and formerly mentioned bridge, the park offers natural beauty and recreational fun that serve as reason enough to visit. Open vistas and an unusual geologic makeup greet visitors who stroll the pathways north and south through the park, while pedestrians and waterside cyclists on the greenways cherish its magnificent cliffs and large rock outcroppings. The Highbridge Recreation Center and Pool have kept active New Yorkers busy since 1936, and several playgrounds and ballfields have been constructed throughout the park over the last century.
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After 40 years of closure, the High Bridge, the oldest standing bridge in New York City, will be re-opened to the public in 2013.
- Barbecuing Areas
- Baseball Fields
- Basketball Courts
- Bicycling and Greenways
- Dog-friendly Areas
- Fitness Equipment
- Handball Courts
- Outdoor Pools
- Recreation Centers
- Spray Showers
- Volleyball Courts
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Know Before You Go
There are currently 2 service interruptions affecting access within this park.
The historic Brush stairway located at West 157th Street is being reconstructed with the same utilitarian characteristics and simple expression of steel and concrete as the original. While incorporating similar materials, the stairway will be upgraded to meet today's building code. The lower area along the Harlem River drive will be improved with new picnic tables, a game table, benches and landscaping.
Anticipated Completion: Winter 2014
Highbridge Recreation Center
There are reduced hours at NYC Parks' Recreation Centers over the holidays. On Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve, Recreation Centers open at the normal time, but close at 5 p.m. On Christmas Day and New Year's Day, Recreation Centers are closed. For more information, please visit the holiday schedule link featured on each Recreation Center's homepage under "Holidays".
Anticipated Completion: 01/01/2015
- This Weekend In Parks
- Parks Cuts The Ribbon On Improvements To Highbridge Recreation Center
- NYC Parks Cuts The Ribbon On Juan Bosch Plaza At Highbridge Park
- Citywide Reconstruction of Deteriorated Electrical Systems (CNYG-1611MA)
- Highbridge Park Ice Rink Reconstruction
- Highbridge Water Tower Reconstruction
- Multi-sites Manhattan Requirements (MG-315M)
Highbridge Park Weather