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Columbus Park

49 Mulberry St. (btwn Bayard & Worth St.), New York, NY 10013, United States
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    • 10:00 AM–9:00 PM

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  • chinese culture
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  • The Standard

    NY (See) You don’t need to go to China to experience the Chinese culture. Come take a stroll in the park and experience everything from martial arts to little old men playing chess. Read more

    The Standard · August 3, 2010
  • The Corcoran Group

    There’s an amazing mix of people congregated here – old, young, athletic, crazy – and we love it. The public bathrooms are the cleanest around.

    The Corcoran Group · January 6, 2012
  • The New York Daily News

    PHOTO: Sen. Richard Nixon waves to the crowd following his 1952 speech to a Columbus Day crowd in the park, at the link! Read more

    The New York Daily News · August 20, 2011
  • Naomi N.

    The Chinese Senior Citizen Orchastra is really fun to watch on Sunday afternoons in the spring and summer!

    Naomi N. · April 17, 2010
  • Diego R.

    Columbus Park is the only real park in Chinatown. Sit & enjoy the scene: old men playing mahjong, kungfu dudes, the occasional concert, etc. Read more

    Diego Rufo · April 4, 2011
  • G W.

    The amount of Chinese people lounging, singing, playing chess, whatever in this park is a serious glimpse into Chinese culture. Also, there's a soccer field in this park if you fancy.

    G Wong · March 23, 2012
  • Margot W.


    Margot Wood · April 12, 2010
  • Derrick K.

    If you dislike pigeons I would avoid this park.

    Derrick Kwan · June 24, 2012
  • The Family Records

    Great for some quiet thinking time! Spot the caged birds in the trees.

    The Family Records · June 28, 2011
  • Yera H.

    Probably the best people watching you could find... Possibly ever.

    Yera Ha · September 28, 2014
  • Loraine S.

    So dirty, full of rats!!!

    Loraine Santana · June 29, 2013
  • Rob K.

    Canal Street may have the commerce but this park has Chinatown's community. Stroll through the north end with its Mahjong and card players musicians, and old folks just sitting and chatting. Awesome.

    Rob Kelley · June 8, 2012
  • Rodger T.

    Cops will try to kick you out for playing soccer. Fight the power =)

    Rodger T. · June 1, 2012
  • FamilyFun

    There's a great playground plus traditional Chinatown sights such as groups of mah-jongg players and people practicing tai chi at sunrise.

    FamilyFun · March 1, 2012
  • marc n.

    Great traditional Chinese music and friendly people. Hen hao!

    marc niola · November 13, 2011
  • Eddie R.

    I lived near here for decades. Come here for a taste of (mostly southern) Chinese culture.

    Eddie R. · August 23, 2011
  • Jeff R.

    funny to see the outcome of the games that are played. Intense!!

    Jeff R · November 18, 2010
  • Matty-Ho

    From the Baxter & Bayard St. side of this park you might see who's getting booked at "The Tombs" and who's taking an "up north trip".

    Matty-Ho · August 13, 2010
  • Patrick B.

    Pick up soccer Sunday mornings, look it up on

    Patrick Baskin · October 13, 2014
  • Yazan M.

    Wonderful Park, I loved the Chinese music and the people...

    Yazan Mahadin · June 29, 2014
  • Compass

    Enjoy the soccer fields and chess tables, but don’t be surprised if a live dance troupe or chorus takes over Chinatown’s most popular park.

    Compass · April 24, 2014
  • Jefferson L.

    Great for people watching. The retirement park for the seniors of Chinatown.

    Jefferson Louie · July 4, 2013
  • Aileen R.

    Most interesting place to people watch in the city

    Aileen R · May 22, 2013
  • Rodger T.

    Play pick-up with us Saturdays 2p and on. No douchebags wanted...

    Rodger T. · February 2, 2013
  • TracyJ

    east meets west

    TracyJ · August 11, 2012
  • Billy T.


    Billy Tsuda · March 14, 2012
  • Brad C.

    Nice to see so many kids enjoying the park.

    Brad Cecil · February 3, 2012
  • Richard Alexander C.

    The mosquitos will eat you alive at night. Careful!

    Richard Alexander Caraballo · October 9, 2011
  • miss hoe

    every Tuesday's at 10am there is an event

    miss hoe · July 21, 2011
  • david ' dj shakez ' t.

    I DJ'd here for the CPC walk-a-thon :) Read more

    david ' dj shakez ' thai · September 7, 2010

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