Washington Square Park, New York City

4.6
#4 of 76 in Parks in New York City
You may recognize the famous Washington Square Arch from several movies and TV shows when you visit Washington Square Park. One of New York City's many recognizable landmarks, the park attracts locals as well as visitors. It has long been a gathering place for people of all stripes. Local artists frequently come here to show off their talents. Consider joining or watching a game of chess at one of the built-in tables, once frequented by Stanley Kubrick and Bobby Fischer. With designated play areas and a security camera system, the park is a fun and safe place. Arrange your visit to Washington Square Park and discover more family-friendly attractions in New York City using our New York City planning tool .
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  • I spend a lot of time at Washington Square Park as a student. It's really beautiful in the spring and fall when there's an explosion of color, and when it's warm outside it's lovely to look at the fou...  more »
  • One time per year in April, a designated portion of Washington Square Park is used to celebrate International Pillow Fight Day. The event is free. Rules are laid out on the web site. The event is kid-...  more »
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