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International Day of Happiness

A day so nice, we’re celebrating it thrice!
International Day of Happiness returns to Happy Valley with three days of fun…

March 20 marks International Day of Happiness, a time to cultivate positivity and brighten the lives of others. It is an important day that reminds us to appreciate the good things in life and embrace happiness as an integral part of the human experience. But why only celebrate once? In Happy Valley, we’re multiplying happy and bringing you not one, not two, but three days of bliss.

Simply follow the Happy Valley RecMobile as it travels throughout the Valley on Mar. 21, Mar. 22, and Mar. 23 from 11am-1pm. Each day will host a different activity in a new location, and local fan favorite, Kona Ice, will join us at each site with complimentary shaved ice, courtesy of Happy Valley Parks and Recreation.

Take part in community art, crafts, games, and even a themed scavenger hunt. All activities are completely family friendly and are the perfect way to enjoy the Spring Break downtime. Simply refer to the schedule below and save the dates for some extended happiness, right here in Happy Valley.

Hope, joy, and sense of community have the power to create lasting camaraderie amongst residents as well as a shared love for where we live, work, and play. To this end, Happy Valley Parks and Recreation is excited to bring you these three days of fun to keep happiness at the forefront of the City.

Let the countdown begin…We hope to see you at one, two, or all three events!


MONDAY, MARCH 21 – Community Art Project
HAPPY VALLEY PARK | 11AM-1PM
13770 SE Ridgecrest Rd.
It’s all hands-on deck as we collectively create a community collage to be displayed at City Hall

TUESDAY, MARCH 22 – Crafts & Games
VILLAGE GREEN PARK | 11AM-1PM
We’re busting out the button maker, craft kits, and board games for some nostalgic midday fun

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23 – Smiley Face Scavenger Hunt
HIDDEN FALLS NATURE PARK | 11AM-1PM

Let your sleuthing skills shine by decoding some clues in this nature themed scavenger hunt! There are two main access points to Hidden Falls Nature Park. To the north of Rock Creek, there is an entrance at Pioneer Dr. and 156th Ave. To the south of Rock Creek, there is an entrance point on162nd Ave., just past the dead end and alongside Hood View Park.

*Please note: The pathway to Hidden Falls, while paved, is steep and may not be suitable for those needing more stability.
**For this event, please use the parking lot off SE Stadium Way via 172nd Ave. and SE Rock Creek. Please be courteous of neighborhoods and only park in lawful, designated spaces.