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Important Winter Storm-Related Service Changes

New York City parks are now open. We continue to urge caution in parks under wintry conditions: parks paths can be slippery, snow cover can cover frozen lakes and bodies of water, and branches may have fallen. If you see a fallen branch call 311.

Some recreation centers will open from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. today with limited staffing.

For more information, please visit our Storm Update page.

Official Website of the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation

Washington Square Park

Washington Square Memorial Flagstaff map_it

  • Location: Foot of Fifth avenue
  • Architect: McKim, Mead, and White
  • Description: Flagstaff pedestal
  • Materials: Dover marble
  • Dimensions: 7'6"h x 5'9"w
  • Dedicated: 1920
  • Donor: Washington Square Association
  • Inscription: Inscription 1:
    IN HONOR / OF / ALL THOSE FROM / THIS DISTRICT / WHO GAVE THEIR / LIVES IN THE / WORLD WAR / PRESENTED BY THE / WASHINGTON SQUARE / ASSOCIATION / 1920 /

    Inscription 2:
    CAPT. KENELM WINSLOW / LT. CHARLES DERHAM JR. / LT. JOUETT FITCH SINGLETON / LT. ARTHUR RICHMOND TABER / LT. HARRY THRASHER / LT. JACK M. WRIGHT / Q.M. CLEMENT LAWRENCE / SGT. BERNARD BULNTE / SGT. PAUL BURKE HEFLIN / SGT. GEORGE WADE SMITH / CORP. EDWARD GRANT COXE / CORP. ALEXANDER AMADOR KIN / CORP. HENRY JOSEPH LYNCH / CORP. HENRY LONSDALE SCANNELL / PVT. GEORGE JOSEPH CUDDY / PVT. WILLIAM CHARLES DAGAN / PVT. DANIEL ESPOSITO / PVT. JOHN JOSEPH PULLIS / PVT. SWAN AUSTIN MORRISON / PVT. ALOYSIUS P. MCMAHON /

    Inscription 3:
    FOR THE / GREAT REPUBLIC / FOR THE PRINCIPLE / IT LIVES BY AND / KEEPS ALIVE / FOR MAN'S VAST / FUTURE. / ABRAHAM LINCOLN /

    Inscription 4:
    FOURTEENTH STREET / SEVENTH AVE. / BLEECKER ST. / BROADWAY /

Please note, the NAME field includes a primary designation as well as alternate namings often in common or popular usage. The DEDICATED field refers to the most recent dedication, most often, but not necessarily the original dedication date. If the monument did not have a formal dedication, the year listed reflects the date of installation.

For more information, please contact Art & Antiquities at (212) 360-8143

Directions to Washington Square Park

Washington Square Park Weather

  • Wed
    Sunny
    26°F
  • Thu
    Increasing Clouds
    34°F
  • Fri
    Chance Snow
    35°F
  • Sat
    Sunny
    23°F

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