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The High Line will reopen to the public this month with a new timed-entry reservation system. The elevated park, which had been closed since mid-March because of the coronavirus, will open on July 16, with free reservations available starting 10 a.m. on July 9. A limited number of walk-up passes will be available at the entrance at Gansevoort and Washington Streets each day.
The High Line will be open daily from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. Foot traffic in the park will move north in one direction from Gansevoort Street to 23rd Street. Staircases at 14th, 16th, 20th, 23rd Streets will be exit only. The section of the park north of 23rd will likely reopen in the coming weeks.
“We are happy to be able to reopen the High Line and we invite our neighbors and fellow New Yorkers across the city to reconnect with the High Line and each other in a new way,” Robert Hammond, co-founder and executive director of the High Line, said in a press release.
“Throughout the pandemic, we have really seen how important parks and public spaces are to our physical, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing. As New York City and our immediate neighborhoods continue to reopen and recover, we hope the High Line will bring comfort and happiness to all who are able to visit. Finally, while you are here, please remember to wear your face covering.”
All visitors are encouraged to follow social distancing rules and wear face coverings. Bathrooms and water fountains will remain open, but food vendors and shops will be closed.
Free passes will be available to reserve on Eventbrite, with passes available for the following two weeks every Monday after the first batch goes live this Thursday. Members of the High Line must also make a reservation prior to visiting. Find more information on how to reserve a free pass here.
“The High Line team has been hard at work to create a system to welcome you safely, with reduced capacity to make social distancing possible,” Mitchell Silver, NYC Parks Commissioner, said. “The park’s reopening will be a great moment for New York City, showcasing resiliency and our commitment to safely welcoming residents, workers, and visitors to parks and open spaces across the five boroughs.”
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