New York Park Paints Circles On Grass To Help With Social Distancing

A park in New York is helping people enjoy the green space while also safely social distancing, by painting circles on the grass for people to occupy at a safe distance from each other.

Domino Park in Williamsburg, Brooklyn is making it easier for people to sunbathe, read and picnic while they attempt to put the coronavirus pandemic, that has decimated their city, to the back of their mind.

Around 30 circles have been painted onto the grass, all of which are just over eight feet in diameter and at least six feet apart from each other.

Domino Park told Dezeen: “In total, it took a few 99¢ cans of white chalk paint from the local paint store, two people, and four hours to implement this strategic tactical urbanism. Visitors started using them properly almost immediately.”

“Domino Park continues to stress the importance of social distancing on its Instagram stories, continues to have park ambassadors be a visible presence and encourage wearing masks and social distancing.”

Police have also been patrolling the area, handing out protective masks to anyone they see without one.

On Friday, New York State governor Andrew Cuomo announced that residents could congregate in gatherings of up to 10 people, although the decision has been panned by many across the state, with New York the worst affected area of the United States during the current pandemic. At the time of writing, New York State has recorded more than 367,000 cases and 29,138 deaths, according to figures from The New York Times.

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