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Geology: Highbridge Rocks!

Sunday, February 9, 2020

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.

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Although much of Manhattan’s natural landscape has been flattened, there are still places to see glacier-carved Manhattan schist — the second oldest of New York City’s bedrocks, formed 450 million years ago.

Join the Urban Park Rangers and discover the geological history of Highbridge Park. Keep an eye out for huge boulder piles and the glittering surface of schist in the park.

 

Location

W. 164th Street and Edgecombe Avenue in Highbridge Park Accessible
Manhattan
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Cost

Free  

Event Organizer

Urban Park Rangers,

Contact Number

(212) 304-2277

Categories

Education, History

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Directions to Highbridge Park

Know Before You Go

There are currently 5 service interruptions affecting access within this park.

Recreation CentersHighbridge Recreation Center

As of Tuesday, March 17, for the safety of our patrons, all recreation centers are closed to the public until further notice. We will be extending all memberships to our recreation center members to cover the length of time we are closed.
Anticipated Completion: Spring 2020

ParkHighbridge Park

As a part of our Anchor Parks initiative, reconstruction of Highbridge Park is now underway. This project will reinstate access to a 10-block stretch of the park, improve connectivity and pathways, and restore the historic Grand Staircase at Laurel Hill Terrace. The project will also improve safety and security with new park lighting, and improve ADA access. Follow this project on the Parks Capital Tracker for updates.


Anticipated Completion: Summer 2020

PlaygroundsSunken Playground

As a part of our Anchor Parks initiative, reconstruction of Sunken Playground is now underway. Follow this project on the Parks Capital Tracker for updates.


Anticipated Completion: Winter 2021

PlaygroundsAdventure Playground

As a part of our Anchor Parks initiative, reconstruction of Adventure Playground is now underway. Follow this project on the Parks Capital Tracker for updates.


Anticipated Completion: Winter 2021

ParkHighbridge Park

The Highbridge Park Water Tower is currently closed and undergoing reconstruction. Follow this project on the Parks Capital Tracker for updates.


Anticipated Completion: Spring 2021

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