Two weeks ago, officers from the Parks Enforcement Patrol (PEP!) came to Tompkins Square Park to warn dog owners about letting their pets roam off-leash.
Park regulars said that there were complaints about more and more people letting their dogs run loose in sections of Tompkins, especially in the West Lawn near the entrance on St. Mark's Place... and not clean up after their dogs... in this area right here!
Parkgoers said some dog owners continued to ignore the various warnings and homemade signs... especially early mornings and on weekends...
Now someone (presumably from the Park office) has padlocked the entrance to the West Lawn in an attempt to thwart the dog owners from using this area ...
[Photo yesterday by Bobby Williams]
Previously on EV Grieve:
A warning about off-leash dogs in Tompkins Square Park (29 comments)