Washington Square Park
5 Avenue, Waverly Place, West 4th
Manhattan, NY 10001
Park: Picnic, Playground, Walk
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.