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Highbridge Park

W 155 St and Dyckman St, Edgecombe Av & Amsterdam Av

Manhattan

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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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Forest Crew

The Highbridge Forest Crew works to remove invasive plants from the park and to care for recently planted native...

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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 Park Weather

  • Tue
    Heavy Rain
    89°F
  • Tue
    Mostly Sunny
    92°F
  • Wed
    Sunny
    88°F
  • Thu
    Sunny
    85°F

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