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Revelers Enjoy City Parks for Memorial Day Weekend

By  Jess Wisloski Paul DeBenedetto and Paul Lomax | May 27, 2012 8:29pm | Updated on May 28, 2012 12:40pm

A couple BBQ and enjoy Memorial Day weekend in Prospect Park, Brooklyn on May 27th, 2012.
A couple BBQ and enjoy Memorial Day weekend in Prospect Park, Brooklyn on May 27th, 2012.
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BROOKLYN — The Memorial Day weekend brought New Yorkers out in droves, as the city's parks filled with bikes, skates and picnic lunches.

Prospect Park's groves were alive with barbecuers and grills, while the meadow filled with people playing pickup football, soccer, and frisbee.

At Fort Greene Park, many couples came out and enjoyed the day on bikes and on benches. The picture of a classic picnic spot, the top of the hill was filled with families feasting. Down in the flats, a bocce game commenced, while over near the playground some fierce chalk-art by children's hands took place.

Prospect Park's loop roadway was packed Monday morning with joggers and cyclists braving the sun and heat while the luckiest picnickers had staked out prime spots beneath shade-giving trees.

Lucie and Chris Fulcher of Bushwick were enjoying time in the park with their two dogs — Lola, a 4-year-old pit bull, and Sugar, a 13-month-old English bull dog —who had just taken a dip in the dog pond.
"We work so much and so hard, that this is actually very relaxing, to see them swimming," said Lucie Fulcher, an NYPD police officer who had just finished working the midnight shift.
"Because of all the stress of work, this was kind of a treat. I was so surprised because I didn't think bulldogs swam," Fulcher added.

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