PHOTOS: Beating the heat at Gantry Plaza State Park in Long Island City

People try to maintain social distance while enjoying a warm and humid day at Gantry Plaza State Park following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Long Island City, New York
Photos by Jeenah Moon/REUTERS

With temperatures again soaring in Queens, Long Island City’s Gantry Plaza State Park was the place to be on Saturday, July 25.

The park was filled with guests who were looking to head outside and spend some time out of their homes amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Parkgoers beat the heat by grabbing some ice cream and managed to cool off by frolicking through one of the park’s fountains.

Most guests wore masks and maintained proper social distancing.

See photos captured by a Reuters photographer below.