Adventure playgrounds emerged from movements in 1960s Europe that worked to reclaim derelict urban spaces, many caused by the devastation of World War II. Filled with… Read More
Coogan’s Bluff, a large cliff extending northward from 155th Street in Manhattan, once was the site of the fabled Polo Grounds, the home of the New York Giants… Read More
Jan Dyckman, a shoemaker and patriarch of the Dyckman family in America, emigrated from Holland in the mid-1600s. Dyckman, along with fellow Dutchman Jan Nagel, purchased… Read More
This playground is named for an American Revolutionary era fortification, Fort George, from which American Revolution War soldiers held the British at bay following the… Read More
Highbridge Park derives its name from New York City’s oldest standing bridge, the High Bridge (1848), which was built to carry the Old Croton Aqueduct over the… Read More
For outdoor pool details, including hours and rules, please visit our Free Outdoor Pools page . The Highbridge Pool and Recreation Center were built in 1936. The… Read More
This playground’s name honors the large Dominican American community of the surrounding Washington Heights neighborhood. Quisqueya, meaning “cradle of… Read More
Raoul Gustav Wallenberg (1912-?) grew up in one of Sweden’s wealthiest and most prominent families. Fluent in English, French, and German, Raoul would put these… Read More
The rocky escarpment overlooking Harlem Valley forms the spine of northern Manhattan. Perched on this rise is the neighborhood of Sugar Hill, a part of Harlem that… Read More
Directions to Highbridge Park
Know Before You Go
There are currently 2 service interruptions affecting access within this park.
Highbridge Recreation Center
On Monday, September 2, 2019, this recreation center will be closed in observance of the Labor Day holiday.
The High Bridge is open daily from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. High Bridge hours will change seasonally.
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