High Line Skate Park: A Unique Addition to a Popular Park

Written By Phil Ryan | August 11, 2011
Highline skate park

At Elegran, we love the High Line; it’s a fantastic and one-of-a-kind park not only in New York City but in many ways the rest of the country. Meticulously landscaped with stunning views, it’s easy to see why it’s become such a catalyst for new development of luxury condominiums. Who knew that turning an abandoned railway trestle into a park could turn out so well? Those brilliant minds at Friends of the High Line did, and now they’re taking the areas around the new phase of the park for some temporary installations. From a beer garden to gourmet chefs, the lots near the northern end of the High Line are now home to a skate park, a welcome addition to an area with little open space, even by Manhattan standards.

With a warped paint pattern, the High Line Rink certainly stands out from its surroundings and will be open through the end of September. Because Friends of the High Line, who are operating the skate park as a test to see what attractions draw people to this section of West Chelsea, is a private company, there is an admission fee, but considering the dearth of skateboarding venues in Manhattan, it’s well worth the cost. We don’t know what’s going to open after the skate park, but considering how the Friends of the High Line seem to come up with innovative ideas time after time, we’re sure that it’s going to be quite fun indeed.


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