Tompkins Square Park is a 10.5-acre (4.2 ha) public park in the Alphabet City portion of East Village, Manhattan, New York City. The square-shaped park, bounded on the north by East 10th Street, on the east by Avenue B, on the south by East 7th Street, and on the west by Avenue A, is abutted by St. Marks Place to the west. The park opened in 1834 and is named for Daniel D. Tompkins, Vice President of the United States.To visit Tompkins Square Park and other attractions in New York City, use our New York City trip planner.
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Tompkins Square Park Reviews
Took a stroll through this park and there isn’t anything particularly pretty or interesting. People watching is entertaining and we certainly have a good laugh about the strange people we encountered.... more »
Never heard of it but some guy in a band called Mumford wrote a song about it so it meant I had to go there. It’s a generic looking US urban park in a fairy pleasant area near the Washington Arch... more »
On unforgettable moment we just have New Village Music Festival. Great shows and sound system. Bathrooms were available all the time. Art all over..Happy entire families gathering all over the park. Long live Tompkins Square Park.
Lovely city park with a variety of options for recreation. Two dog parks, basketball courts, strolling paths, nice plantings. October is the Annual Halloween Dog Parade. Not to be missed. Less appealing after dark.
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