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Title: Age and gender differences in usage and perception of neighbourhood parks in Singapore
Authors: Chua, Xin Ying.
Keywords: DRNTU::Social sciences::Recreation
Issue Date: 2013
Abstract: In the densely populated urban cities today, urban green spaces are highly valued as they potentially bring about numerous benefits to the users. However, faced with the space constraints in the urban cities, it is a challenge to provide these urban green spaces. Therefore, an understanding of the current usage and preferences of park users would allow for better development of neighbourhood parks for the people. In this study, the interviewer administered questionnaires to 104 park users at Petir Park in Singapore. Age and gender differences are found in the frequency and duration of park visit; males and older visitors are more likely to visit the park more frequently and for longer duration as compared to their counterparts. In addition, the park visitors perceived health promotion as the most important function of the park while outdoor physical exercise is valued more highly by the males than females. These results reveal the presence of age and gender differences among park users. Town planners therefore can keep these insights in consideration while planning for new neighbourhood parks, to cater to the needs of the park users and thus lead to more efficient use of resources in park development.
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