Madison Square Park
Madison Square Park
4.5
6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Monday
6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday
6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Sunday
6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
About
Originally a residential area, this square has become one of the more important in New York history. It has become a prime location for many businesses and major buildings.
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Address
Neighborhood: Madison Square
How to get there
  • 23rd St • 2 min walk
  • 23rd St • 4 min walk
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  • Belinda H
    New York City, New York128 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Awesome park
    Lovely little park in the middle of Manhattan. Many chairs and park benches for you to hang out and read a book. The picnic area is very nice but I’d check on their website before planning to go because lawns are often closed after it has rained the day before.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 3, 2023
  • therichastill
    Stevenage, United Kingdom2,774 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Small Park
    On my travels around New York I discovered loads of small parks dotted around the city. It's great that there are so many of these around so that people can use them to meet up, walk their dogs or just relax and enjoy nature. Madison Square Park which is not too far from Madison Square Garden is in the shadow of the famous Flat Iron Building and a perfect place to sit and pause and admire the architecture as well as the bustle of people going here and there.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written January 6, 2024
  • Belinda H
    New York City, New York128 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great park in the middle of Manhattan
    One of my favorite parks in the city. They always have cool art installations and it’s a great picnic spot in the summer. Dog park is great. Also you can see some notable buildings like Empire State, Flatiron, and NY Life Building.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 21, 2024
  • Hgtravl
    Marlton, New Jersey1,736 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful
    Beautiful small park surrounded by the hustle & bustle of the city! Two dog parks are situated inside the park as well as lots of benches, & walking areas! There was an art sculpture set up as of Feb 2024 that was beautiful to check out!
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 2, 2024
  • Amy D
    Mission, Texas130 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Manhattan Parks
    Speaking from a tourist POV, I think all parks in Manhattan are great. Being that I’m a sucker for NYC architecture, I came here to take in the view of the Flatiron building. Conveniently, there is an indoor market across the street where we can grab a bite to eat or a drink, sit at the park and people watch. We don’t own a dog; however, we saw a dog park section. The attached pic happens to be of the building where Chelsea Clinton and J Lo live or lived.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written June 11, 2024
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FGU
Laguna Hills, CA175 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
Strolling around the area, especially on a hot day, you will notice how demonstrably cooler this is here. The variety of gardens is something else, the Shake Shack blends in well. The Ghost Trees exhibit is haunting but beautiful simultaneously. Friendly dog park, cute squirrels, this is a small oasis
Written July 3, 2021
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ANI1111
20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
This is a charming little park after Central Park. It's small but has enough benches, tables for a quick break, lunch, tea or just sit and read your favorite book. Eataly is across the street so I often get a snack from there and bring it back to the park. I highly recommend at least a walk through if you are in the Flatiron area. They always have interesting art installations/exhibits.
Written May 3, 2022
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Belinda H
New York City, NY712 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
One of my favorite parks in the city. They always have cool art installations and it’s a great picnic spot in the summer. Dog park is great. Also you can see some notable buildings like Empire State, Flatiron, and NY Life Building.
Written February 21, 2024
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therichastill
Stevenage, UK3,068 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
On my travels around New York I discovered loads of small parks dotted around the city. It's great that there are so many of these around so that people can use them to meet up, walk their dogs or just relax and enjoy nature.

Madison Square Park which is not too far from Madison Square Garden is in the shadow of the famous Flat Iron Building and a perfect place to sit and pause and admire the architecture as well as the bustle of people going here and there.
Written January 6, 2024
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Hgtravl
Marlton, NJ2,824 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Beautiful small park surrounded by the hustle & bustle of the city! Two dog parks are situated inside the park as well as lots of benches, & walking areas! There was an art sculpture set up as of Feb 2024 that was beautiful to check out!
Written March 2, 2024
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Amy D
Mission, TX575 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Speaking from a tourist POV, I think all parks in Manhattan are great. Being that I’m a sucker for NYC architecture, I came here to take in the view of the Flatiron building. Conveniently, there is an indoor market across the street where we can grab a bite to eat or a drink, sit at the park and people watch. We don’t own a dog; however, we saw a dog park section. The attached pic happens to be of the building where Chelsea Clinton and J Lo live or lived.
Written June 11, 2024
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Belinda H
New York City, NY712 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Lovely little park in the middle of Manhattan. Many chairs and park benches for you to hang out and read a book. The picnic area is very nice but I’d check on their website before planning to go because lawns are often closed after it has rained the day before.
Written October 3, 2023
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Christy
London, UK277 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019 • Couples
We stumbled upon the park by sheer chance, after getting off the Hop On Hop Off bus stop by the Flatiron (directly opposite). It's a gorgeous little park, with plenty of benches and green spaces to relax on. Can highly recommend for a short sightseeing break.
Written April 1, 2020
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The Five Road Trippers 🚙🎡🎢🧳
Long Island, NY16,137 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 • Business
When it comes to parks in NYC, this is a top notch place to be. There were tulips planted throughout which is a beautiful touch. Very clean with a nice dog run. Plenty of seating and even a Shake Shack within. The statutes and fountain were my favorite parts.
Written April 2, 2021
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BeachStone2C
Helsinki, Finland2,631 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Solo
Madison Square Park is a good place to take a breath from a busy city. There is a place to get drinks and small bites, too. Not a very special park by itself, but the location makes it quite unique.
Written January 12, 2020
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