Washington Square Park

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Washington Square Park
5 Avenue, Waverly Place, West 4th
Manhattan, NY 10001
212-639-9675
http://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/washingtonsquarepark
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A marsh. A cemetery. A parade ground. A gathering spot for avant-garde artists. A battleground for chess enthusiasts. A playground for canines and children. Washington Square Park has worn a lot of shirts over the years, which is part of why it has maintained an important role in its community. Well-known for its arch, honoring George Washington, the man for whom the park is named, and its fountain, the arch’s elder by 43 years and a popular meeting spot, Washington Square Park also houses several other monuments and facilities.