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Highbridge Park

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. The park boasts the city’s first mountain biking course and a world class skate park. 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.

Over 98 million in capital improvements have been made in the park in the last decade. Download the Capital Projects Map to see where improvements were made. 

Bridge the gap between you and fun; visit Highbridge Park today!

Learn More About the Long Term Plan for Highbridge Park

Northern Manhattan Parks Master Plan

NYC Parks, civic groups, the community and our elected officials developed a 2030 Master Plan for Northern Manhattan Parks, including Highbridge. Recommendations were made for upgraded circulation, connectivity, enhanced amenities and improved maintenance.

Download the Northern Manhattan Parks Master Plan for Highbridge Park.

Discover the history of Highbridge Park


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