The Community Parks and Plazas ClipArt gallery offers 47 views of parks, plazas, town squares, and other open spaces within cities or towns.

The Alamo, originally known as Mission San Antonio de Valero, is a former Roman Catholic mission and fortress compound, now a museum in San Antonio, Texas located at 30 Alamo Plaza. The compound which originally comprised a santuary and surrounding buildings, was built by the Spanish Empire in the 18tth century for education of local Native Americans after their conversion to Christianity. In 1793, the mission was secularized and soon abandoned. Ten years later, it became a fortress housing the Mexican Army group the Second Flying Company of San Carlos de Parras. Mesican soldiers held the mission until December 1835, when General Matrin Perfecto de Cos surrendered it to the Texian Army following the siege of Bexar. A relatively small number of Texian soldiers then occupied the compound. Texian General Sam Houston believed the Texians did not have the manpower to hold the fort and ordered Colonel James Bowie to destroy it. Bowie chose to disregard those orders and instead worked with Colonel James C. Neill to fortify the mission. On February 23, Mexican General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna led a large force of Mexican soldiers into San Antonio de Bexar and promptly initiated a siege. The siege ended on March 6, when the Mexican army attacked the Alamo; by the end of the Battle of the Alamo all or almost all of the defenders were killed. When the Mexican army retreated from Texas at the end of the Texas Revolution, they tore down many of the Alamo walls and burned some of the building

The Alamo

The Alamo, originally known as Mission San Antonio de Valero, is a former Roman Catholic mission and…

The Belvedere is a baroque palace complex built by Prince Eugene of Savoy Vienna, Austria. This view of the garden includes two sphinx sculptures and an number of visitors in formal attire.

The Belvedere Garden

The Belvedere is a baroque palace complex built by Prince Eugene of Savoy Vienna, Austria. This view…

Illustrated is a border enclosure of a city square.

Border Enclosure

Illustrated is a border enclosure of a city square.

Illustrated is a good mixed border with many attractive plant forms.

Mixed Border Planting for a Large Lawn or Park

Illustrated is a good mixed border with many attractive plant forms.

Illustrated is the entrance to a botanic garden in Roseau, Dominica, B.W. Indies.

Botanic Garden Entrance

Illustrated is the entrance to a botanic garden in Roseau, Dominica, B.W. Indies.

Illustrated is a view in a botanic garden, showing related plants in groups.

View of Botanic Garden

Illustrated is a view in a botanic garden, showing related plants in groups.

Stories for children is a children's book by Francis Peard. This is one of the drawings in the book that was created by English artist Heywood Sumner in 1896. It seems to depict a boy feeding birds while walking down a trail in the woods.

Boy and Birds

Stories for children is a children's book by Francis Peard. This is one of the drawings in the book…

An illustration of Castle Garden, known today as Castle Clinton or Fort Clinton. Castle Clinton or Fort Clinton was once a circular sandstone fort now located in Battery Park at the southern tip of Manhattan, New York City, in the United States. It subsequently became a beer garden, a theater, the first immigration station (predating Ellis Island), a very popular public aquarium, and finally a national monument.

Castle Garden

An illustration of Castle Garden, known today as Castle Clinton or Fort Clinton. Castle Clinton or Fort…

A view of a horse drawn cart in Central Park.

Central Park

A view of a horse drawn cart in Central Park.

A young girl sleeping on a park bench.

Sleeping Child

A young girl sleeping on a park bench.

Illustrated are inadmissable plans for a city square. There are no main passages and no opportunity for secluded seats.

City Square Plans

Illustrated are inadmissable plans for a city square. There are no main passages and no opportunity…

An illustration of a man and woman sitting on a bench with a young child at their feet.

Couple Sitting on Bench

An illustration of a man and woman sitting on a bench with a young child at their feet.

An illustration of a couple strolling through the park with the man opening a parisol.

Couple Strolling

An illustration of a couple strolling through the park with the man opening a parisol.

Illustrated is the formal flower garden (also called a herb garden) of colonial days.

Formal Flower Garden

Illustrated is the formal flower garden (also called a herb garden) of colonial days.

An illustration of a large fountain located in Forsyth Park in Savannah, Georgia. Forsyth Park is a large city park that occupies 30 acres in the historic district of Savannah, Georgia. The park was originally created in the 1840s on 10 acres of land donated by William Hodgson. In 1851, the park was expanded and named for Georgia Governor John Forsyth. At the north end of the park is a large, majestic fountain that was added in 1858.

Fountain

An illustration of a large fountain located in Forsyth Park in Savannah, Georgia. Forsyth Park is a…

"From the Villa Medici." — Young, 1901

Fountain and people

"From the Villa Medici." — Young, 1901

A porch covered with flowers and vines overlooking a garden.

Garden

A porch covered with flowers and vines overlooking a garden.

An illustration of a garden at Mt. Pleasant.

Garden

An illustration of a garden at Mt. Pleasant.

An illustration of a large four story hotel with a park across the street.

Hotel and Park

An illustration of a large four story hotel with a park across the street.

An illustration of a sculpture of Andrew Jackson located in Memphis, Tennessee's city park.

Andrew Jackson

An illustration of a sculpture of Andrew Jackson located in Memphis, Tennessee's city park.

Illustrated is a Japanese garden with stepping-stone in the foreground.

Japanese Garden

Illustrated is a Japanese garden with stepping-stone in the foreground.

Ladies sitting at a park bench.

Ladies

Ladies sitting at a park bench.

Illustrated is the ground plan of a landscape cemetery.

Landscape Cemetery

Illustrated is the ground plan of a landscape cemetery.

The most beautiful part of the Louvre Courtyard.

Courtyard of the Louvre

The most beautiful part of the Louvre Courtyard.

An architect's landscape map of a Texas Park illustrating a combination of conventional topographic map symbols.

Topographic Architect Map

An architect's landscape map of a Texas Park illustrating a combination of conventional topographic…

"The plaza of the City of Mexico durin the Mexican War."—E. Benjamin Andrews 1895

Mexico City

"The plaza of the City of Mexico durin the Mexican War."—E. Benjamin Andrews 1895

The National Palace is the seat of the federal executive in Mexico. It is located in Mexico City's main square, the Plaza de la Constitución.

National Palace, Mexico City

The National Palace is the seat of the federal executive in Mexico. It is located in Mexico City's main…

Illustrated is an entrance to an American residence park.

Park Entrance

Illustrated is an entrance to an American residence park.

An illustration of Battery Park is a landmark promenade in Charleston, South Carolina famous for it's stately antebellum homes. First used as a public public park in 1867, it became a place for artillery during the American Civil War.

Battery Park

An illustration of Battery Park is a landmark promenade in Charleston, South Carolina famous for it's…

An illustration of Battery Park is a landmark promenade in Charleston, South Carolina famous for it's stately antebellum homes. First used as a public public park in 1867, it became a place for artillery during the American Civil War.

Battery Park

An illustration of Battery Park is a landmark promenade in Charleston, South Carolina famous for it's…

Forsyth Park is a large city park that occupies 30 acres in the historic district of Savannah, Georgia. The park was originally created in the 1840s on 10 acres of land donated by William Hodgson. In 1851, the park was expanded and named for Georgia Governor John Forsyth. At the north end of the park is a large, majestic fountain that was added in 1858.

Forsyth Park

Forsyth Park is a large city park that occupies 30 acres in the historic district of Savannah, Georgia.…

An view of Lafayette Park in St. Louis, Missouri. A woman walking across a small wooden bridge over a stream.

Lafayette Park

An view of Lafayette Park in St. Louis, Missouri. A woman walking across a small wooden bridge over…

The Wiener Prater is a large public park in Vienna's 2nd district Leopoldstadt. Prater is derived from the Latin word pratum meaning meadow, possibly via Spanish prado. In 1162, the Emperor Friedrich I gave the land to a noble family called de Prato. The land changed hands frequently until it was bought by Emperor Maximilian II in 1560 to be a hunting ground. To deal with the problem of poachers, Emperor Rudolf II forbade entry to the Prater. On April 7 1766, Emperor Joseph II declared the Prater to be free for public enjoyment, and allowed the establishment of coffee-houses and cafés, which led to the beginnings of the Wurstelprater.

The Prater

The Wiener Prater is a large public park in Vienna's 2nd district Leopoldstadt. Prater is derived from…

Illustrated is a plan of Morningside park. It is located is the upper part of New York City. It is an example of a small city park.

Plan of Morningside Park

Illustrated is a plan of Morningside park. It is located is the upper part of New York City. It is an…

Illustrated is a plan of Prospect Park, Brooklyn. It shows a large, rural park.

Plan of Prospect Park

Illustrated is a plan of Prospect Park, Brooklyn. It shows a large, rural park.

An illustration of a community plaza.

Plaza

An illustration of a community plaza.

"Presentation of colors to the Twentieth United States [African American] Infantry, Colonel Bartram, at the Union League Clubhouse, New York, March 5th, 1864. The Twentieth Regiment, United States [African American] Troops, left Riker's Island at nine o'clock on the 5th of March, 1864, on board the steamer <em>John Romer</em>, and were conveyed to the foot of Twenty-first Street, East River, New York, where they were disembarked and formed in regimental line, and marched to Union Square, arriving in front of the Union League Clubhouse at one o'clock. A vast crowd of citizens, of every shade of color and every phase of social and political life, filled the square and streets, and every door, window, veranda, tree and housetop that commanded a view of the scene was peopled with spectators. Over the entrance of the clubhouse was a large platform, ornamented with flags and filled with ladies. In the street was another platform, tastefully decorated and occupied by prominent citizens. From the stand the colors were presented by President King of Columbia College, who addressed them with warmth and eloquence. After the presentation ceremony was over the men stacked arms and partook of a collation provided for them."— Frank Leslie, 1896

Presentation of Colors

"Presentation of colors to the Twentieth United States [African American] Infantry, Colonel Bartram,…

An illustration of a crowded promenade. An esplanade is a long, open, level area, usually next to a river or large body of water, where people may walk. This allows people to promenade along the sea front, usually for recreational purposes, whatever the state of the tide, without having to walk on the beach. Esplanades became popular in Victorian times when it was fashionable to visit seaside resorts. The original meaning of esplanade was a large, open, level area outside fortress or city walls. Esplanade and promenade are sometimes used interchangeably, but that is a mistake. A promenade can be anywhere, and it is exclusively for walking, while an esplanade is for walking but also can include large boulevards or avenues with cars.

Promenade

An illustration of a crowded promenade. An esplanade is a long, open, level area, usually next to a…

Illustrated is the edge of the concert grove in Prospect park.

Prospect Park

Illustrated is the edge of the concert grove in Prospect park.

Illustrated is a vista in a large rural park.

Rural Park

Illustrated is a vista in a large rural park.

Santa Maria in Cosmedin is a minor basilica church in Rome, Italy.

Santa Maria in Cosmedin

Santa Maria in Cosmedin is a minor basilica church in Rome, Italy.

Hoisting the skating flag on the Belvedere in Central Park, New York.

Skating Flag

Hoisting the skating flag on the Belvedere in Central Park, New York.

Illustrated is the spraying of insecticide on park trees. This is done using a traction power sprayer.

Spraying Park Trees

Illustrated is the spraying of insecticide on park trees. This is done using a traction power sprayer.

A late Renaissance church located in the Vatican in Rome, Italy. By Catholic Tradition, the Basilica is the burial site of its namesake St. Peter, one of the Apostles of Jesus Christ and, also according to tradition, the first Pope and Bishop of Rome.

St. Peter's Basilica

A late Renaissance church located in the Vatican in Rome, Italy. By Catholic Tradition, the Basilica…

Illustrated is the free center of the Meadow, Central Park.

The Meadow

Illustrated is the free center of the Meadow, Central Park.

View of the Piazza del Popolo looking west from the Pincian Hill. On the left are the twin churches of Santa Maria dei Miracoli and Santa Maria in Montesanto. In the center of the plaza is an Egyptian obelisk of Sety I from Heliopolis. The twin churches were completed in 1681 and the engraving was published in 1872 and so must represent a time between those two dates.

The Piazza del Popolo in Rome

View of the Piazza del Popolo looking west from the Pincian Hill. On the left are the twin churches…

Illustrated is a water scene in a large rural park.

Water Scene

Illustrated is a water scene in a large rural park.