NYC Parks

Madison Square Park

Madison Ave (btwn E 23rd & E 26th St), New York, NY 10010
Hours:
Closed until 6:00am (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 6:00 AM–Midnight
Credit Cards:
Yes
Wi-Fi:
Yes
Outdoor Seating:
Yes

Madison Square Park, a seven-acre urban oasis, is located in the heart of Manhattan’s Flatiron District. The Madison Square Park Conservancy raises the funds that support lush and brilliant horticulture, park maintenance, park security and a variety of free cultural programs.

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  • "... reason it's crowded - Shake Shack. Endure the wait for one of the city's..." (37 tips)
  • "The squirrels are uber friendly. Don't be surprised if..." (21 tips)
  • "... to visiting: the famed Flatiron Building and Shake Shack!" (13 tips)
  • Windows Live Photo Gallery

    From inside the park, you can get a great angle on the surrounding buildings for a Panoramic Stitch. Outside the park on the west side, looking south, is a fantastic shot of the Flatiron Building.

    Windows Live Photo Gallery · October 29, 2010
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  • NYC Parks

    Enjoy world-class outdoor art in this historic park right in the heart of Manhattan.

    NYC Parks · January 27, 2012
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  • Mike Bloomberg

    Today, I was here to unveil "Red, Yellow and Blue" by NYC-based artist Orly Genger. The exhibit runs through September 8, 2013.

    Mike Bloomberg · May 1, 2013
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  • NYC Parks

    Get back to your roots, and see the three monumental, 30-foot tall bronze trees by Giuseppe Penone at Madison Square Park before the exhibition closes Feb. 9, 2014.

    NYC Parks · September 30, 2013
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  • Allie H.

    Go to Madison Square Park and watch the dogs play in the dog park!

    Allie H. · April 8, 2009
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  • Gail A.

    instead of working @ a coffee shop indoors, this has reliable free wireless AND you get to sit on a lawn, watch the dogs in the dog park, and did i mention Shake Shack??

    Gail A. · March 13, 2009
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  • Lucius K.

    Look for the bronze man statues. Then look up at the skyline for the same statues on the roof lines of surrounding buildings There are 3 around the park, 10 on the ground, and 31 all together.

    Lucius K. · March 21, 2010
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  • Crain's New York Business

    New tenant for old Campagna restaurant spaceLong-vacant 24 E. 21st St. site to fill up with Lebanese food from L.A.-based company opening its first NY eatery. Read more

    Crain's New York Business · August 17, 2010
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  • The Corcoran Group

    Besides the Shake Shack and the lines of people, check out the dog run, the views of the Flatiron, the featured art, the fountain and the Calexico Cart.

    The Corcoran Group · January 6, 2012
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  • Matt E.

    Find shake shack, grab a burger and check in there

    Matt E. · October 31, 2009
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  • Daniel M.

    Cubicle and office dwellers unite! Get some fresh air and have lunch in the park. Read more

    Daniel M. · June 23, 2010
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  • New York Habitat

    This is a beautiful park no doubt, but there's a reason it's crowded - Shake Shack. Endure the wait for one of the city's best burgers and chow down in the park for a fun lunch.

    New York Habitat · November 2, 2011
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  • Suman G.

    just sit and take in 360 degrees of amazing architecture: Flatiron, Met Life, NY Life, One Madison Park...

    Suman G. · February 21, 2010
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  • Dora

    Look for free “Art in the Park” activities for kids Tuesdays-Saturdays, 10am-4:30pm, from late spring through mid-October.Powered by ParentsConnect.com Read more

    Dora · June 28, 2010
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  • Inaki E.

    You'll find me walking around brainstorming, coming up with ideas. Best place to be inspired.

    Inaki E. · July 30, 2009
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  • Barneys New York

    Picnic in Madison Square Park. It’s one of our favorites!

    Barneys New York · November 21, 2011
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  • Jeffrey Z.

    A glorious park that is just the right size for the city, ringed by (mostly) great architecture that interacts pleasingly with the park's views of nature. A mini-Centra Park, if you will.

    Jeffrey Z. · December 26, 2011
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  • transiTALK Transportation Media Group

    This is one of the best areas to express bus watch for New York bus fans. At Rush Hour you will not be able to blink! Hope your camera batteries are charged!

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  • Adam L.

    Look up! Antony Gormley's amazing sculptures are all around on the rooftops. Incredible!

    Adam L. · May 1, 2010
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  • James R.

    Isn't it obvious? Shake Shack baby!

    James R. · March 21, 2010
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  • Sonar ..

    If you work in the area, the park is a great place to hang out before and after work. The park is always full of people and plenty of benches for conservation. Read more

    Sonar .. · July 19, 2011
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  • Harry D.

    Watch out for the gangsta squirrels

    Harry D. · October 17, 2011
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  • Danius C.

    Lay down here on a sunny day and look up to the top of every building surrounding the park, there's a very peculiar art exhibition going on up there...

    Danius C. · May 15, 2010
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  • Anna D.

    Look up! Event Horizon is a public art show in Flatiron. Check out the human statue figures on top of numerous buildings circling the park.

    Anna D. · June 24, 2010
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  • lomography

    Animal lovers make sure to check out the dog run! It’s the perfect place to get lots of photographs of cute pups!

    lomography · July 26, 2011
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  • Luke K.

    Watch the squirrels dumpster dive for things that aren't even edible... And then watch them try to figure out what to do with them.

    Luke K. · December 22, 2010
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  • Showtime Network

    NYC HOMELAND fans: find our surveillance van in Flatiron on 11/8! Can you beat the polygraph? Test your powers of deception!

    Showtime Network · October 21, 2011
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  • Romancing Manhattan Tours

    Did you know that the arm & torch of the Statue of Liberty was displayed here in this park in the late 1800s before the statue was unveiled in the harbor in 1886? It was used as an observation deck!

    Romancing Manhattan Tours · January 21, 2012
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  • Bing

    For one weekend in June it’s home to the Big Apple BBQ, featuring pit masters from all over the country grilling around the park.

    Bing · July 6, 2012
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  • B&H Photo Video

    One of the best places for a quick rest in Midtown. The park features large lawns, lots of art work, Shake Shack, and squirrels that come right up to you and eat from your hand. Catch that on camera!

    B&H Photo Video · January 4, 2012
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  • Alex B.

    Twice around is almost a mile

    Alex B. · August 3, 2009
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  • Jeanette W.

    amazing park to go for during your lunch break or dinner- Shake Shack in the park is a must do on a bucket list.

    Jeanette W. · December 16, 2011
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  • Chel

    Hand feed squirrels!

    Chel · December 4, 2010
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  • Megan C.

    Closest thing to tranquility in this hood

    Megan C. · June 4, 2013
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  • Maritza P.

    Skip Shake Shack here & just go to the one on Columbus by the history museum. Line is ridiculously long at the park!

    Maritza P. · April 8, 2010
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  • Martin S.

    My spot for relaxing on lunch find me on twitter @msiry

    Martin S. · March 10, 2010
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  • Shonda S.

    check out the nice holiday craft fair!

    Shonda S. · October 27, 2009
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  • Matt P.

    Summer music festival every wednesday night. Had BBQ too.

    Matt P. · July 2, 2009
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  • Jason K.

    Chillout and enjoy the view, dude.

    Jason K. · June 8, 2012
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  • Cindy H.

    Madison square eats! Up until June 3...great food stands: crepes, paninis, falafel, Mexican food truck

    Cindy H. · May 10, 2011
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  • Kimberly W.

    There's benches everywhere so always a place to sit and have lunch or catch up with a friend

    Kimberly W. · October 20, 2010
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  • Austen P.

    Try out the Shake Shack

    Austen P. · October 11, 2011
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  • Mark L.

    You'll see me every now and again walking off my lunch and watching the dogs play in the dog park.

    Mark L. · March 1, 2010
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  • Nina L.

    New York City's most modest park. Not too big, not too small, beautiful dogs, big lawn and Shake Shack.

    Nina L. · October 6, 2011
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  • Camille Danielle

    Best large lawn space in NYC

    Camille Danielle · September 30, 2011
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  • Jason R.

    Awesome place to relax, chill on the lawn and still be in the mix of things. Say hello to the big head while your there. Read more

    Jason R. · July 25, 2011
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  • heather w.

    Check out Jaume Plensa Sculpture 'Echo' beautiful during the day - illuminated at night

    heather w. · July 9, 2011
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  • Brittany L.

    Lawn is now open. Free wifi on the north end of the Park.

    Brittany L. · August 5, 2010
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  • Parisian Geek

    Au pied du Flatiron Building, le Madison Square Park est un parc très agréable. Vous pouvez profiter des bancs pour vous détendre et prendre un burger au Shake Shack du parc.

    Parisian Geek · October 26, 2013
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  • Alexandre A.

    Capoeira :)

    Alexandre A. · July 17, 2013
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