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Evaluating urban parks and recreation

by William S. Hendon

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Published by Praeger in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Leisure -- Social aspects -- Evaluation.,
  • Leisure -- Economic aspects -- Evaluation.,
  • Leisure -- Management -- Evaluation.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references.

    StatementWilliam S. Hendon.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsGV14.45
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL20942132M
    ISBN 100030594227

    ABSTRACT: Urban parks are one of the most important components of cities and they have had an evolving role in the life of city residence. This role has ranged from relief the city to the mediator between humans and nature. This report presents the findings of a major literature review relating to benefits of urban Size: KB. The book includes case studies drawn from our research on National Park Service parks, seashores, and heritage sites: The Ellis Island Bridge Proposal (Chapter 4), Jacob Riis Park in the Gateway National Recreation Area (Chapter 5), and Independence National Historical Park (Chapter 7), as well as two case examples drawn from our work on New.

    To assess the influence of parks and recreation, it is also necessary to include control for built environment variables that may be associated with the BMI and recreation programs or parks. The literature points to a wide range of factors in the built environment that may influence cardio-metabolic outcomes including obesity (Leal and Chaix ).Cited by: 1. Introduction. Cities across the United States are rediscovering the potential of urban parks – including plazas, pocket parks, greenways, nature preserves, and other outdoor public open spaces – to advance socially and environmentally sustainable cities (Chiesura, , Cranz and Boland, Harnik, , Sherer, ).Time and again, access to urban parks has been shown to improve Cited by:

    and density, the sustainability of urban parks is a challenging management task. There exists a need to adopt effective management strategies for achieving the sustainable development and man-agement of urban parks. While recreation management frameworks for outdoor recreation such as Recreation Opportunity Spectrum (ROS), Carrying Capacity (CC File Size: 2MB. This report summarizes a study of administrative problems, trends, and strategies in urban parks and recreation, for US cities with a population over A detailed picture is provided of changes in administrative practices during the s - a decade of severe fiscal limitations and cutbacks in municipal services in many cities throughout the United States.


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Free shipping for many products. Cultural diversity should be the key goal in designing urban parks, the authors maintain: RETHINKING URBAN PARKS: PUBLIC SPACE AND CULTURAL DIVERSITY uses case studies of selected New York and Philadelphia parks to identify common problems and how parks Cited by: managing recreation ac tivities in urban parks In recent years, urban park management has taken an importance role, especially on urban open space issues and how it is influenced in society and.

Godbey, G. A model of non-use of urban leisure services. In national outdoor recreation trends symposium II (pp. 90–) Clemson, SC: Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management.

Google Scholar. The Public Value of Urban Parks Chris Walker Parks have long been recognized as major contributors to the physical and aesthetic quality of urban neighborhoods. But a new, broader view of parks has recently been emerging. This new view goes well beyond the traditional value of parks as places of recreation and visual assets to communities.

For instance, the relocation of urban parks to increase the quality of life in modern cities [15], the perception studies and landscape evaluation from the expert, psychophysical, cognitive, and. Parks offer opportunities for fitness, relaxation and community building, giving children a place to play and adults a place Evaluating urban parks and recreation book stay active.

They incorporate green spaces, playgrounds, multi use trails, and open areas for sports and recreation to give city residents the chance to enjoy their natural surroundings. Chiesura/Landscape and Urban Planning 68 () – Fig.

Urban parks and city sustainability. recycling, transportation, etc.), quality of life issues are central to all the various definitions of a sustainable city. Aspects such as “amount of public green spaces per inhabitant”, “public parks” and “recreation areas”. The International Federation of Parks and Recreation Administration (Ifpra, ) is the unique international organisation that represents parks, recreation.

Urban parks, evaluation tool, park quality, young people, geographic information systems Introduction Research in various contexts has shown that visiting urban parks on a regular basis provides numerous benefits for children’s and teenagers’ well-being, particularly in terms of physical.

The Urban Park and Recreation Recovery (UPARR) program was established in November by Public Lawauthorizing $ million to provide matching grants and technical assistance to economically distressed urban communities. Nicholls and Shafer () adopted GIS technology in their study of urban parks and recreational services to evaluate accessibility and equity in a local park system.

They used the simple radii buffering method to ascertain the number of facilities and the proportion of the population in the selected by: Urban parks have long played a vital role in community-based programs for all people.

Urban parks are now viewed as an important part of the broader structure of urban and neighborhood development rather than just recreation and leisure facilities (Bros, ; Meijer, ). Development of Urban parks. Urban Parks Urban parks serve as critical public places for recreation and civic engagement, essential to quality of life in urban centers.

Parks help provide solutions to a myriad of national and community issues: providing healthy places to exercise, managing stormwater runoff and helping clean the air, catalyzing economic and community development, and providing safe, close to home recreation options. A QUality INdex of Parks for Youth (QUINPY): Evaluating urban parks through geographic information systems Alessandro Rigolon and Jeremy Németh Environment and Planning B: Urban Analytics and City Science 2, Cited by: Urban parks are a much-loved feature of the city environment.

However, our knowledge of the true scale of their impact remains uneven. Much work has been done on their origins and design features, but this book aims to extend this beyond the nineteenth century, examining the fuller flowering of these valuable spaces in the early decades of the.

"Urban Green is a testament to the progress of the livable communities movement. While others cringe at urban eyesores—underutilized parking lots, vacant commercial areas, and abandoned rail lines—Harnik sees new green spaces for residents to stroll, garden, play, socialize, and enjoy their natural by: The planning and management of urban parks is meaningful to urban sustainable development [38].

Urban Parks have significant ecological, social and economic functions, thus, the future social implications of new lifestyles, values, attitudes to nature and sustainability will lead to higher demands for urban parks [41]. Parks and other open spaces. Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP) is the national standard for all parks and recreation professionals.

CPRP certification demonstrates your practical knowledge and that you have the current real-world skills necessary in today’s changing park and recreation environment.

They make our urban areas more inviting for living, working, and relaxing. To understand what the urban parks of the future — and the cities in which they exist — will be, urban leaders need a venue for addressing the challenges of creating and enhancing parks in their cities. The City Parks .Managing Recreation, Parks, and Leisure Services An Introduction 4th Edition Christopher R.

Edginton • Samuel V. Lankford • Susan D. Hudson • Dale Larsen T he 4th edition of Managing Recreation, Parks, and Leisure Services: An Introduction brings into sharp focus the knowledge and skills required for the 21st century Size: 1MB.

Parks provide intrinsic environmental, aesthetic, and recreation benefits to our cities. They are also a source of positive economic benefits.

They enhance property values, increase municipal revenue, bring in homebuyers and workers, and attract retirees. At the bottom line, parks are a good financial investment for a community.