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Title: Managing urban parks for a racially and ethnically diverse clientele
Author: Gobster, Paul H.;
Source: Leisure Sciences. Volume 24. 2002. pp. 143-159
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Description: A major planning effort for Chicago's largest park provided an opprotunity yto examine outdoor recreation use patterns and preferences among a racially and ethnically diverse clientele. Results from on-site surveys of 898 park users (217 Black, 210 Latino, 182 Asian, and 289 White) showed that park users shared a core set of interests, preferences, and concerns about the park and its management. But there were also someimportant differences among and within racial and ethnic groups with respect to park use patterns, participation, and reports of racial discrimination. Implications for management and future research are discussed.
Keywords: Ethnicity, urban parks, participation, preferences, social groups, discrimination
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Gobster, Paul H. 2002. Managing urban parks for a racially and ethnically diverse clientele. Leisure Sciences. Volume 24. 2002. pp. 143-159
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