Washington Square is a rectangular open space in Greenwich Village bounded by MacDougal Street on the west, University Place on the east and Washington Square North and Washington Square South.
The park is dominated by a large fountain at its center and a memorial arch to George Washington, which stands north of the fountain. The 77-foot tall arch, built in 1892, has two statues of Washington, one of him as general and one of him as president (that one is pictured above), set into alcoves, which were added to the monument in 1918.
There are two other statues in the park, on opposite sides of the fountain. A statue of the leader of Italian unification Giuseppe Garibaldi is on the east side of the park, and one of the metallurgist Alexander Holley, pictured below, is on the west side.