The Washington Arch in Washington Square Park, completed in 1892, commemorates the centennial of George Washington's inauguration in 1789 as the first president of the United States. (©iStock)

Washington Square Park

Known for its marble arch, which architect Stanford White modeled after the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, this historic park has been renovated to include expanded lawns and plantings, granite benches and playgrounds. The park, which stands at the southern end of Fifth Avenue, is the center of New York University’s campus.

Open daily



Washington Square Park
New York, NY 10011
United States