To avoid crowds and ensure social distancing, the grass of
The design, which was revealed on Friday 15 May, comprises a series of white circles applied with chalk paint onto a plot of AstroTurf, or artificial grass. They mark out circles for groups or individuals to sit inside.
Opened to the public in 2018, Brooklyn’s
The emphasis on social distancing comes as New York City has recorded more than 195,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including more than 15,800 deaths,
New Yorkers are also required to wear face masks in public to prevent the spread of the contagious virus, protecting against unintentional transmission from asymptomatic individuals. Things like team sports are not being allowed in parks, but the city is encouraging people to get out for exercise.
“You can run, bike, walk your dog, and relax while maintaining social distance and wearing a face covering,” the city’s Department of Parks & Recreation