Spring Happiness in the Neighborhood

March 20, 2015 by Parks Conservancy Staff

It's a beautiful day in this neighborhood,
A beautiful day for a neighbor.

It's a neighborly day in this beauty wood,
A neighborly day for a beauty.

Please won't you be my neighbor?

-Mister Rogers

Neighbor, could you use some happy in your life? Today is the most delightful junction of three mood-lifting occasions: The first day of Spring, Mister Rogers' birthday, and the International Day of Happiness! To celebrate, here are some parks photos that are sure to put a smile on your face:

parrot The Pirate Parrot goes for a ride on the Blue Slide in Frick Park during a volunteer day. Photo: John Altdorfer.

4443389682_db4a9269bb_z Spring buds finally surfacing. Photo: Melissa McMasters.

blooms Spring crocuses burst through the leaves with style. Photo: Chandler Sims via Instagram.

@autumn928 Professional puddle jumper in Frick Park. Photo: @Autumn928 via Instagram.

turtle One of our all-time favorite photos, a happy little turtle out for a walk with his pet balloon in Schenley Plaza. Photo: Scott Roller.

Grin by Teri Clark Cloudy grin. Photo: Teri Clark via our 2014 photo contest.

paperflowers Paper flowers spring up outside of Carnegie Library -- South Side. Photo: Lauryn Stalter.

Spread the happiness! Share your smile-inducing photos on our Facebook and Twitter pages, or email them to media@pittsburghparks.org. And keep the happy going by signing up here to be a great neighbor as a parks volunteer.

Here's hoping that your Spring is as happy as a crayfish high five!

high 5 Crayfish high five! Photo: Renee Rosensteel.