Archery group demands refund from range after closure due to COVID-19
New Yorkers who paid a fee to play at the Floyd Bennett Field Archery Range for the year are demanding a refund or for the range to reopen.
This comes after they say the range has been closed since March due to the coronavirus pandemic.
They say they paid $75 for archery permits at the beginning of the year and are frustrated because they expire in November.
Earlier this month, a source close to the National Park Service told News 12 that permit holders will get refunds in at least two weeks.
However, archers say they haven’t received anything yet.
Sources close to the NPS say that the archery range is a much smaller space than the miles of coastline that are available for the fishing
They also say that the Floyd Bennett Field Garden Association has a safety plan for their members.
However, archery members say they can shoot there safely. They say that they’re still waiting to hear back about the refund and want to range to reopen.