Mayor Walsh may be hesitating to call out the parks around Boston where people are still un-social-distancing for basketball, street hockey, doggie butt sniffing and boozie parties, but concerned citizens with the 311 app on their phone are not. Even as Walsh was merely threatening to taunt basketball-playing would-be contagion spreaders mercilessly at a press conference yesterday, the city's 311 database was filling up with pleas to do something.
Butler Park, South Boston: Mayor Walsh, please remind folks that there is a "stay indoors" advisory. There are children and parents all over the parks, young men playing basketball, people congregating on the streets. I still have to work, I do not want to get sick when they show up at the stores because they decided NOT to practice social distancing.
Billings Field, West Roxbury. I know parks are open so folks can enjoy the Fred air and take walks etc. Does this also Mean adults can bring their beach chairs and alcoholic beverages? Definitely appears they have moved cocktail hour to Billings field. No- these are not young adults. They are adults who should know better.
Porzio Park, Jeffries Point, East Boston: There are constantly people playing on the playground at Porzio Park. When there aren't kids using the equipment it is being used as a dog park. Is there any way to do a more effective job of closing the playground for the safety of the neighborhood?
Noyes Playground, East Boston: Large group of people playing soccer in the park.
Peters Park, South End. I realize it's a beautiful day and all of us want to exercise and release stress. But seeing these basketball courts packed with no regard for social distancing is disturbing.
Eden Street Park, Charlestown. PLEASE ENFORCE - group of people congregating and playing basketball @ Eden St Park.
American Legion Playground, East Boston. Apparently people don't understand what social distancing and the stay at home advisory is about. This is unacceptable. People like this are causing this virus to spread. I thought the Boston playgrounds/parks were closed? Something needs to be done.
Fallon Field, Roslindale. Fallon Field hockey rink is full of young adults. Parks are closed. These folks are going to kill their grandparents like this. Close the gates to the rink!
Marcella Playground, Roxbury. Tons of people playing at Marcella Park. Kids in playing on the playground equipment which is supposed to be closed. Probably 30 youth playing basketball. No social distancing. So unsafe.
Polcari Playground, North End. Six people playing basket ball!!!! No social distance!
City Yards Field, East Boston. Drove by East Boston city yards today to witness scores of people playing soccer. While the rest of us are doing our part during this pandemic these people think they are better than the rest of us. They are going to spread this virus as did Madison Gradi Grad. Please Mr. Mayor shut the playgrounds down and enforce it for the sake of all of us. If I see it again and nothing has been done I will notify several news stations to expose this. Thank you.
M Street Beach, South Boston. Large group drinking and not social distancing on M street beach.