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Washington Square Park

West 4th Street, Greenwich Village, New York City, NY 10001
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A 9.75-acre city park in Greenwich Village, characterized by its large, central fountain, and known as a major center of community activity for the neighborhood residents.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good38%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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West 4th Street, Greenwich Village, New York City, NY 10001
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Great place to spend a few minutes rest away from the general bustle......a good sized green space with the back drop of the Washington Arch and a backdrop looking up into mid-town Busy in the summer with kids splashing in the fountain and people having...More

1  Thank Mike D
Reviewed 3 days ago

Stopped by Washington Square during our NYC weekend to check out the area around NYU. Nice and clean park with a fountain, music, benches and paths to stroll by. We were there on a Saturday afternoon and we saw lots of families and tourists. We...More

Thank sheimar
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Came across this little park while wandering through the city. It is a lovely park that is used by the locals and is full of squirrels, birds and dedicated dog runs. There is also a very pretty little fountain in the middle.

Thank Mel H
Reviewed 5 days ago

In its heyday, this was a great park. The renovations took away too much grass. The bathrooms are the cleanest I remember them, which is still far from ideal, but a blessing by NY standards where public restrooms are a rarity. There is still a...More

Thank praxis1
Reviewed 6 days ago

Wander around the park listening to jazz, country music, people watch and relax to the sound of the fountain in the middle of the park. Marvel at the archway as you enter the park, turn round and look back to see the Empire State Building...More

Thank Beacon01
Reviewed 1 week ago

People picnic-ing, lying in the Sun, nice jazz band, party atmosphere in a cool green space on a hot day. This was a no-go area 10 years ago with lots of drug addicts and hobos. Not any more it seems.

Thank timdbass
Reviewed 1 week ago

Its now a beautiful park in the city. Back in the 90's they were smoking pot all over it and dealing. No more. Musicians, artists, chess players and nature lovers. Plenty of benches! I love this part of the city!

Thank Misonix
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped by Washington Square on our way downtown to the 9/11 Museum. As a non-New Yorker, Washington Square is iconic--seen in so many movies and TV shows like Blue Bloods. On a warm day, so many locals hanging out, enjoying the sunshine and fresh...More

1  Thank Elizabeth W
Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked over 8 miles that day through Little Italy , China Town and all the way through Greenwich. There r lots of street vendors with every thing from brass wear to clothing and jewelry new and used .

Thank peggyt860
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is simply a beautiful Park with many different attractions to see, the Arches add character to the park at its entrance.

Thank dwathompson
Greenwich Village
Commonly known as “the Village” to New Yorkers, it was
here in Greenwich Village that both 1960’s counter
culture and the LGBT movement were born. Famous for
its bohemian past, head to Washington Square Park to
get a feel for this diverse and energetic
neighbourhood. You’ll find NYU students, street
performers, skateboarders, kids frolicking in the
fountain, and locals relaxing and playing chess.
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Yekaterina B
20 June 2017|
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Response from Andrew J | Reviewed this property |
There are lots of dogs, there's even a fenced in section of the park for taking dogs off their leashes. I've never seen a dog wearing a muzzle, or seen any situation where a dog looked threatening.
24 February 2015|
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Response from Gary W | Reviewed this property |
Not sure about the opening hours either, but as far as when to go, I would have thought weekends would be best. We were there on a Sunday in November and there was plenty of activity between buskers and people milling about... More