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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.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good37%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“chess players” (69 reviews)
“nyu students” (54 reviews)
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West 4th Street, Greenwich Village, New York City, NY 10001
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Reviewed yesterday

I loved taking time out and reading a book watching the world pass by. I was in NY for a week doing the tourist thing and would often hop of the bus and enjoy a coffee just relaxing in the park.

Thank jesssleelee
Reviewed 2 days ago

We when at night. I recommend this as a lovely stroll in the evening. Very chill. Lots of people out, musicians playing. Nice place to hangout after dinner.

Thank maurasb3
Reviewed 3 days ago

we waited here for a few hours while waiting for my daughter to finish her tour at NYU this was a nice relaxing park with a nice fountain and plenty of areas to take pictures. lots of benches too. they also have a playground.

Thank Blanca W
Reviewed 6 days ago

Loved the diversity, from music, to relaxation. The cool of the fountain, the archway and the the people. A oasis in a lovely village. We saw three different types of buskers, a mime. Bustling yet tranquil (if this makes sense)

Thank bucketlist500
Reviewed 6 days ago

To me, this is the best park in New York, because it is at the same time, peaceful and inspiring due to all the student who come here to practice their music, dance, art ...

Thank Benjamin M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here with our Big Apple Tour Guide after taking the subway from Midtown. It was a beautiful park with playground for children and a dog park. There were benches to rest and people watch. We walked over to DO on Laguardia and had...More

Thank Rhea077
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely park with a lot of benches & seating area. You can really relax and people watch here. As you enter through the arch you will see a fountain area where kids enjoy dipping into. Take a book, relax and take in this beautiful area.

Thank Fizz K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful, restful park in the busy city. They have a playground for children and a dog park. Take time to listen to street musicians.

Thank NanaBev1
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was fascinating just to sit in Washington Park on a Saturday afternoon and watch everyone enjoying the fine weather in pleasant surroundings. A Rock Band, Jazz Band, a meeting of Daschund Owners and instant poetry writers on portable typewriters all co-existed without bothering each...More

Thank eonaLondon
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Staying in one of the very old restored buildings right on the park. Nice location and easy access to transit. Arrived late and walked through the park at midnight and felt safe. Still lots of people wandering at midnight on a Tuesday. Checkers tables at...More

Thank Richard B
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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6 October 2017|
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Response from yitz_1 | Reviewed this property |
The park is free and is Surrounded by Greenwich Village, which is also interesting to stroll through. It's best to visit the park on a nice day when there are lots of things going on there. Also not far away is Highline... More
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20 June 2017|
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Response from yitz_1 | Reviewed this property |
The dogs are all on leashes and not threatening at all.
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