Urban Parks

Research, Planning, and Social Change
  • Jeff Hayward
Part of the Human Behavior and Environment book series (HUBE, volume 10)


Urban parks are community assets. They provide a convenient setting for a broad variety of leisure and recreational activities, as well as enhancing the image and perceived value of the community. Urban parks can serve the needs and interests of all kinds of people and many subgroups of the population: young and old, groups and individuals, affluent and poor, male and female, athletic or not, and all ethnic and cultural groups. This wide appeal makes city parks a tremendous asset—in a social and behavioral sense as well as a physical sense—to the quality of urban life.


Master Plan Urban Park Public Hearing Visitor Center Tennis Court 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jeff Hayward
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  1. 1.People, Places & Design ResearchNorthamptonUSA

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