Highbridge Park

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John T. Brush Stairway

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  • Letters set into first landing
  • Letters set into first landing
  • Letters set into first landing
  • Location: Edgecombe Avenue and 158th Street
  • Description: Letters set into first landing
  • Materials: Bronze, concrete
  • Inscription: THE/JOHN T. BRUSH/STAIRWAY/PRESENTED BY THE/NEW YORK/"GIANTS".

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Directions to Highbridge Park

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Recreation CentersHighbridge Recreation Center

As of June 14, 2021, Highbridge Recreation Center is open on a limited basis. Our recreation centers are currently only open to patrons with an active membership as of March 2020. We are not registering new members at this time.

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

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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