Monday, May 4, 2020
The ballfields are currently locked up in Tompkins Square Park
[Photos yesterday by Steven]
Multiple people shared the news that the ballfields/TF in Tompkins Square Park were locked up yesterday morning, staying closed throughout a summer-like day that saw temperatures hover near 80.
This area along Avenue A at 10th Street remains closed today.
There wasn't any communication from Parks official about the closure — and whether this was a temporary thing or something more semi-permanent for the duration of the COVID-19 crisis. One NYPD officer told a reader that the area would be locked up for the foreseeable future.
There were also also reader reports from Saturday about groups of people in this area not practicing social distancing (including a children's birthday party?).
This is the latest part of the Park to close to help enforce social distancing, joining the basketball and handle courts, dog run and playgrounds.