Tompkins Square Park, New York City

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  • Nice park used mainly by people with dogs at the nicely situated dog playground. We enjoyed the park and the vibe. Only problem is the many (MANY) rats running around everywhere.  more »
  • For the tourist Tomplins Square park is a welcome break from the city and I recommend taking time to do a workout in the facilities just behind the basket court. There are many good pull-up bars, a di...  more »
  • By chance we were in this area for the recent solar eclipse! We found a little shop where we were able to purchase $2 glasses to watch the eclipse and joined a big group in the park on a big grassy la...  more »
  • Love this park. been going here since was a youngster. it's changed dramatically over the years in some ways and not at all in others. You are guaranteed to spot someone famous walking their dog or sitting on a bench reading a book. in Summer there's a kids pool, free movies on Fridays free punk concerts on Saturday afternoons, you'll find a little Mexican man alking through selling Italian ices for a dollar there's is also a ball court kids playground and dog park and loads of colourful locals.
  • It's hard to rate Tompkins. Basically it's both a one star and a five star place It's a one star because of all the leftover punk rock dirtbags and drifters and just general grittiness, along with the two aging and borderline dangerous empty playgrounds (and the one newer crowded playground). I would also give it five stars for all those same things. I guess I would say... Just come here and revel in the contradictions. And bring your kids. It's really fun.
  • It's a charming and quiet park. It has handsome wrought iron fences and towering trees that give the park an old character. There is an adorable dog park inside that is fun on the weekend. They also have tennis courts and a basketball court as well. Hope this helps!
  • It is a quite little park that is close to the Clinton St. Baking Company. It is a nice walk there before heading back for your table. Some of the park is a little rugged and should more likely be avoided. However, this park is well taken care of and many people enjoy it. You will see many people walking their dogs here. Enjoyed my walk even in late autumn in the cold.
  • I've been coming to this park for years. It'sincredible how much it's changed. There's still drug addicts run roaming around (it is Alphabet City after all). I do miss the old New York, no matter how much crime there was. Now, it's a lot of expensive restaurants, expensive coffee shops, shiny square buildings which look like glass boxes and a lot of character is gone. So yes, if you have a child or going to sit around alone this park is grade for. If you prefer your parks with more petti crimes going on around you, I suggest walking down to Jackson and Cherry Street in the LES- park over there which is clean (ish) and still hasn't been taken over by the gentry (YET-but those co-ops are rising so they'll be there soon)
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