Union Square and Union Square Park provide 6 acres of recreational area. There are playgrounds, eateries, and food vendors lining the park. Watching the activity and people here is a favorite pastime and local artists and skateboarders frequent the park showing off their skills. There is good news for canines as a fenced off-leash dog park is located here where your pup can play and meet other local fur friends.
On the northern border of Flatiron is Madison Square Park with 6.2 acres of lawns, trees, a historic fountain, and a contemporary reflecting pool that provide plenty to take in at this beautiful park. There are also some popular local food vendors and restaurants located along the square. This park also contains a fenced off-leash dog run. Residents enjoy sitting on the square or lounging on the lawn under the shade trees for a respite from the surrounding concrete and urban activity of Midtown.