Family Programs

Planning Your Visit

The High Line is a great place to explore public art, horticulture, design, and history together! Here are a few things to keep in mind during your visit.

·You can look up all stroller- and wheelchair-accessible ramps and elevators here.

·During family programs, we provide parking for your stroller since they are not allowed due to space limitations inside the program.

·Plan your visit with this map of the park.

·Pack a meal or snacks to eat on the park, or explore our food vendors. The 23rd Street Lawn is a great spot for a picnic. Food is permitted in family programs.

·Water fountains are available throughout the park.

·Restrooms with baby-changing stations are available at Gansevoort St. at the Diller-von Furstenberg Building and 16th St. on the High Line. Both bathrooms are wheelchair accessible.

·Play at the Pershing Square Beams, an area specially designed for children to climb and play within the original framework of the High Line's original steel beams.

·Dip your toes during the spring and summer at the Diller-von Furstenberg Sundeck & Water Feature.

·Please review some of the park's rules with your family. Please note that bicycles, scooters, and dogs are not permitted on the park.

·Have fun!

American Sign Language interpretation can be arranged for public programs with at least two weeks' advance notice. Please email

If you have any questions about our family programming, please email

Explore the Chelsea Grasslands and Diller-von Furstenberg Sundeck with our two Family Activity Guides. The guides encourage observation, drawing, and exploring the colors of the High Line's plants and animals. Click to download and print from home.

Chelsea Grasslands Family Activity Guide Download

Diller von-Furstenberg Sundeck Family Activity Guide Download

Make It Grow

Haunted High Line

Travel back in time to the industrial west side of Manhattan!

Over 150 years ago, freight trains ran along the street along us. As New York City grew, the trains became so dangerous for pedestrians that residents called 10th Avenue "Death Avenue." The High Line was built in the 1930s to elevate the trains and make the streets safer.

Once a year, ghosts from Death Avenue's past rise to haunt the High Line. Join us each October for Haunted High Line, a day of family friendly activities including a photo booth, face painting, dancing, music, live performances, ghosts, and more!

Family Festivals

What is it like to be bigger than yourself? This season, join artists, scientists, performers, and other families to explore how our experiences change when we create together. Each month we will craft an intergenerational experience that will involve mapping, sounds, and imagining the future.

Activities include storytelling for toddlers, interactive performances, gardening in the our mobile garden cart with a High Line Gardener, immersive art projects, and more surprises based on each month's theme.

Saturday June 30, July 28, & August 25
On the High Line between 15th St. and 16th St.
Specifically for toddlers and children up to 12 years old
Children with caregivers

Go! It's a Family Festival
Sing! It's a Family Festival
Dream! It's a Family Festival

We encourage all persons with disabilities to attend. To request additional information regarding accessibility or accommodations at a program, please contact or 646 .774.2482. Program venues are accessible via wheelchair accessibility points, and ASL interpretation can be arranged two weeks in advance.

Our Partners

High Line Families is supported, in part, with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the New York City Council.