Pittsburghers Share Why They Like Summertime

Despite record high temperatures over the last week, many still prefer summer rays to winter blues. The Allegheny Front's Ilana Yergin spent some time talking to people hanging out at urban parks in Pittsburgh to learn more about why they look forward to summertime.

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Despite record high temperatures over the last week, many still prefer summer rays to winter blues. The Allegheny Front's Ilana Yergin spent some time talking to people hanging out at urban parks in Pittsburgh to learn more about why they look forward to summertime.

JOHNSTON: I look forward to summer just because that means training can begin for me, get ready for the football season coming up. The weather's normally lovely, unlike this year, it's been extra hot. But really it's a time for fun.

CARR: I look forward to summer because you get to be outside a lot and go swimming and be outside and be not pressured with the year stuff, like, I'm a student so not having classes and doing whatever. It's kind of nice.

RANDOLPH: During the summertime you really get creative. You know, it's really a creative energy between everybody.

SALAZAR: Well, basically what I like about summer is you can go to many, many places that let's say in the winter you cannot.

SHAW: It's nice that you can walk out the house without wearing a coat or boots or you know. You can go on a picnic and amusement parks. There's a lot more to do in the summer time.

DOCHERTY: Just the warmth right now. Looking at the open green plaza makes you want to be outside.

HOST: That was Greg Johnston, Julia Carr, Eric Randolph, Israel Salazar, Dynae Shaw and Ian Docherty.