High Rock Park
Richmond Pkwy., Manor Rd., Summit Ave., Rockland Ave., and Moravian Cemetary
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Often referred to as one of the most tranquil places in New York City, High Rock Park is noted for its quiet ponds and deep woods. Hosting the Greenbelt Conservancy’s headquarters, the park has been recognized as a Natural Environmental Education Landmark by the United States Department of the Interior.
High Rock Park contains five ponds and various wetlands, including Walker Pond and Loosestrife Swamp. There are also six walking trails, along which visitors can see stands of red maples, highbush blueberries, and patches of skunk cabbage. Wood ducks, great blue herons, and muskrats all make their homes here along with hawks, owls, migrating colorful warblers, woodpeckers, frogs and turtles. Visitors can also climb Mt. Moses, a 260-foot hill named for City builder and Parks Commissioner Robert Moses. The 360-degree panoramic view offered by the site is considered one of New York City’s most spectacular.
High Rock Park Conceptual Plan
On June 19, 2014, NYC Parks presented three preliminary sketches to the community as part of the High Rock Conceptual Plan process. The renderings shown here represent the early stages of conceptual design development. Plans are far from final and funding has not been secured. Input from community meetings and conversations will help turn the concept and design in this presentation into a final plan for High Rock Park.
Download the presentation to learn more about the plan, and to find out how to help shape its future. This report is a large pdf file and may take some time to download depending on the speed of your internet connection.
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