Washington Square Park
Washington Square Park is a major landmark in Lower Manhattan, as well as being a popular meeting place. Little of the park is actually used for plantings, as much of it is paved. The two prominent features are Washington's Arch and the large fountain, in the center of the park. Various statues and monuments are displayed in the park; in addition to the obvious monument to George Washington, there is a prominent statue of Garibaldi.The park is frequented by many talented folk artists, street musicians, and other performers. Each year, thousands of New York University graduates march under the arch into the park to participate in commencement.