Tompkins Square Park

Highlights

Hare Krishna Tree

One of Tompkins Square Park’s most prominent features is its collection of venerable American elm ( Ulmus americana ) trees. One elm in particular, located next to… Read More

Samuel Sullivan Cox

Samuel Sullivan “Sunset” Cox (1824–1889) was born in Zanesville, Ohio, and served his home state as a Democratic Congressional representative from… Read More

Slocum Memorial Fountain

Dedicated in 1906, this fountain serves as a reminder of those who died aboard the excursion steamer General Slocum on June 15, 1904. Prior to September 11, 2001, the… Read More

Temperance Fountain

Dating to 1888, this neo-classical fountain was the gift of the wealthy San Francisco dentist, businessman, and temperance crusader Henry D. Cogswell (1820–1900).… Read More

Directions to Tompkins Square Park

Know Before You Go

Playgrounds
Tompkins Square Park Playground

Due to issues with the facade of a nearby building, Vesuvio Playground is partially closed until further notice to maintain public safety. Most play equipment is closed, however, the spray shower, picnic tables, swings, sport courts, and comfort station remain open. Please use the entrance on Thompson Street to access the playground.

Was this information helpful?