Tuesday, April 7, 2020
The Tompkins Square Park dog run is now closed
In an effort to combat against potentially overcrowded spaces, the Parks Department yesterday shut down dog runs citywide, including in Tompkins Square Park.
The dog runs will be closed until further notice. Per the Parks Department: "Our parks remain open to dogs and pet owners to get fresh air and exercise; however, dogs must be kept on a leash according to park rules, and dog owners must keep social distance."
EVG contributor Stacie Joy took these photos at 1 p.m., a few hours after the order was put into effect...
The closure of the dog runs comes on the heels last week of playgrounds shutting down.