Washington Square Park, New York City

4.6
#4 of 75 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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  • In the heart of the Village, a square with an iconic arch and fountains. Perfect for a hot day and to take lots of pictures. The gardens are well maintained, there are many children and a family atmosphere on weekends.
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  • I was visiting the city for work and met-up with a friend for the evening. We came to the park and spend time sitting on the bench watching the world go by - and did the world ever go by! There was a ...  more »
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