Published July 04. 2013 3:00PM Updated July 05. 2013 7:12PM
Dana Jensen/The Day
People fill Ocean Beach Park in New London to spend the holiday and beat the heat Thursday, July 4, 2013. The park was so busy that at times the gates to the park were closed and people had to park on neighboring streets and walk in until more spaces in the parking lot opened.
New London - An overflow crowd spent the holiday Thursday beating the heat at Ocean Beach Park in New London. The park was so busy that at times, the gates were closed, forcing beachgoers to find parking on neighboring streets and walk in.