Washington Square Park

From MacDougal Street to University Place, btwn Waverly Pl. & W. 4th St.
New York, NY | washingtonsquareparkconservancy.org | map
Nearest subway station: A-B-C-D-E-F-M @ W. 4 St.
Nearest elevator subway station: A-B-C-D-E-F-M @ W. 4 St.

Park features: Green space, three playgrounds, a dog run, a large fountain, the Washington Arch.

Playgrounds: There are three playgrounds (see map). On the northwest side of the park is an area for toddlers, with a small play structure, spring riders, and bucket swings. Further east is the main playground, with three age-specific play structures; a sandbox; sprinklers; and bucket, sling, and special needs swings. The newest addition, in the southwest corner of the park, is a play area featuring rope netting and a horizontal rope ladder, set among gently rolling mounds of artificial turf.

Playground safety notes: Each playground is of a manageable size and receives ample shade throughout the day. Each of the two traditional playgrounds has just one gate, while the rope play area is completely open on all sides.

Public restrooms: Yes, in the southwest corner of the park.

Food & drink: There are usually food carts stationed around the fountain and park entrances, and the surrounding Greenwich Village area has tons of family-friendly dining options.

Other info: Check the calendar of the Washington Square Park Conservancy for events for children.

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