Columbus Park is the only park in Chinatown, you want to immerse yourself in the Chinese culture, it is an ideal place to forget that you are in New York and get transported to China. This park was built in the center of the famous Five Points neighborhood. During the nineteenth-century, this area was the most dangerous places in New York; today is a center of recreation not only for residents but also for tourists who wish to come to rest after a long walk around Chinatown In the middle of the park you can see the statue of Dr. Sun Yut Set; who is the father of the Republic of China and it has a beautiful inscription that says “all under heaven are equal”. This is the idea of this park that everybody can come to enjoy it, without determining age, sex, race or religion. Retirement age people, are the people that visit this park the most, here you will find them playing cards or chess, Also this park also neighbors get together in the morning after sunrise to practice Tai Chi.
If you want to know more about Chinese culture, practice Tai Chi or just walk and explore new things about this amazing culture, we invite you to visit this wonderful park.