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Washington Square Park

5 Ave, Waverly Pl., W. 4 St. and Macdougal St.

Manhattan

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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 served various roles for its community throughout the years, adapting to meet its needs. 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.

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Events

Washington Square Music Festival

Join us in Washington Square Park for the 57th season of the Washington Square Music Festival, with free al fresco...

Directions to Washington Square Park

Washington Square Park Weather

  • Mon
    Breezy
    38°F
  • Tue
    Chance Snow
    32°F
  • Wed
    Chance Rain
    44°F
  • Thu
    Chance Snow
    30°F

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