People who live in poverty have less indoor space and accordingly may need to access public space to ensure emotional wellbeing. I can appreciate the intention to close parks, but an intersectional lens is needed. Not everyone has a big backyard & comfortable house to isolate in.
Comfortable, sustainable social distancing is a privilege. If you live with multiple people in a small space, getting outdoors and having some alone time in a park could be what keeps people well. I just hope this reality is taken into account when cities consider fining people.
It's just another way to punish poor people for being poor. Instead of fining people and closing parks, perhaps consider taking space away from cars. Shut down the streets. Our cities need to take a compassionate and intersectional approach that appreciates complexity.
Actually, I should say, "open the streets" instead of "shut down streets". Because that's what is actually happening. When we open streets we open possibilities. Everyone is entitled to our streets, which in many cities accounts for majority of public space. Let's remember that.
If you don't have enough park space...make more space.