Hike the Heights 19
June 3rd, 2023
The CLIMB Chronicles!
Written by members of our Consensus Group, the CLIMB Chronicles tells the story of our work together through 13 years of Hike the Heights events.
You can download our collective story
Hike the Heights is made possible by CLIMB (City Life Is Moving Bodies)
The CLIMB Project is a Northern Manhattan community-based initiative founded on the belief that safe parks and neighborhoods are essential to community health, and that all communities, regardless of socioeconomic background, are entitled to access to safe parks and neighborhoods. We started this project to combat multiple problems (youth violence, obesity, sedentary lifestyles, and displacement) by activating public spaces and bringing people to underused parts of our beloved parks. More importantly, by engaging residents and organizations in creating a sense of neighborhood and park ownership.
At the core of the CLIMB project is the creation of a multi-use urban hiking trail to link the escarpment parks of northern Manhattan – Highbridge Park, Jackie Robinson Park, St. Nicholas Park, Morningside Park, and northern Central Park. In addition to physically stringing these parks together, we propose conceptually linking organizations, institutions and residents in the vicinity of the parks to create and/or strengthen programming and services.
If you have never experienced Hike the Heights, check out our 10th anniversary documentary below:
To learn more about the history of Northern Manhattan Parks, CLIMB, and Hike the Heights, please enjoy the video below.