7 days a week, 8am-6pm in the winter, 8am-7pm during Daylight Savings
Located on Elysian Fields, the park anchors Frenchmen Street, known for its incredible music venues. Originally developed as part of the tract of land owned by the Marigny de Mandeville family in the early 1800s, Washington Square Park has been a gathering and meeting place for generations of families. The park is a peaceful place, lined with benches for relaxation and a beautiful spot to meet up with friends and enjoy the shade of the historic oak trees. You can find street performers playing music or juggling in and around the area. It also occasionally hosts special events such as festivals, art markets and concerts.