In case you didn't know, 'Happy Moments' is a new series I have on my blog where I write about a few things that have recently made me happy. I'm currently in New York City, spending a lot of time falling in love with it. I particularly felt this way when I visited a park yesterday.
Yesterday, I went to Washington Square Park for the afternoon. The sun was shining (it's insanely hot in NYC at the minute) and there were so many people everywhere. People walking dogs, sat by the fountain, children playing, multiple bands singing, people just sitting and enjoying alone time...there were even designated tables for people to play chess against one another. My favourite area of the park, though, was the 'dog play areas'; in the US dogs have to be kept on a lead at all times, but there were two designated areas for big and small dogs to have a run around lead-free. This park just had a sense of inclusion and genuine happiness for me that I've never experienced in any park in the UK. I will definitely be heading back before we leave, as well as visiting the big Central Park which I can't wait to see.