RECREATIONAL SPACES The fact that we live in a world that moves crisis by crisis does not make a growing interest in outdoor activities frivolous, or ample provision for them unworthy of the nation's concern. —John F. Kennedy
INFORMAL RECREATIONAL OPEN SPACE Informal recreational open space is that which provides opportunities for more passive recreational pursuits such as walking, sitting, and general relaxing. It also may have scope for informal play. The main types of informal recreational open space are:
TYPES OF RECREATIONAL SPACES Active Recreation :Recreation that involves playing fields and team participation such as baseball, soccer, lacrosse, etc. The greater share of facilities for active recreation are found within the management of cities and recreation districts. Passive Recreation : Recreation without fields, more generally trail- based hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, wildlife viewing, picnicking, etc.
TYPES OF RECREATIONAL SPACES Outdoor Recreational Activities:some activities that u enjoy outside from ur place like:
In addition to the above mentioned recreational activities, you can always indulge in various outdoor sports like Cricket, Golf, Football, Baseballor Basketball. Indoor Recreational Activities:There are no of indoor recreational activities like:
There are plenty of other indoor games that you can enjoy. A game of snooker, pool, table tennis, indoor tennis, badminton, racquetball or squash can be a great way to spend your time indoors and enjoy yourself.
positive benefits Participating in leisure and recreational activity can foster a range of positive benefits including:
Opportunities for health, wellbeing and quality lifestyle for the community
Personal development, expression, creativity, individuality, social, physical and intellectual growth of children, youth and adults.
Development of people’s motor skills at all levels from leisure participation to professional training
Sense of community and community building through community interaction
Beautification of the city, facility and amenity improvements
Economic flow-ons to the community, business and tourism together with environmental benefits.
Health & Community Wellbeing Participation in Recreation is regarded as being essential in contributing to people’s well being. A number of pressures including trying to balance work, family and life in general have meant that people, particularly adults have become ‘time poor’ which raises a number of issues for our health and community well being. These include:
People having to juggle priorities, which means less personal time, which contributes to poor diets and less exercise.
Physical inactivity is becoming an increasing problem in Australia, especially the growing proportion of children who are overweight. Home based activities such as watching television and playing electronic games are becoming very popular. The Hunter Region has a higher than National proportion of people who are overweight and obese. Physical inactivity is estimated to contribute almost 7% of the total burden of disease in Australia.
The popularity of watching television and playing computer games as a recreational activity together with other factors has implications for isolation, community interactivity, cohesion and consecutiveness of people in the neighborhood and local community.
Declining rates of participation in sport and physical activity as people age4.
Women, particularly those that are married with children, become less likely than men to participate in sport and physical activity.
Over one in five adults who have a family with children, not yet at school, or are at pre & primary school don’t undertake their most enjoyed recreational activities.
Access and Use of Services and Facilities Physical
Ability of existing infrastructure to meet current and future service needs of the community.
Availability of transport can restrict access to recreational activities and facilities for the
community in particular aged people. Aged people require assistance in organizing their
involvement in activities and insufficient means of transport impacts on this.
Perceptions of lack of personal safety in Inner City parks can prevent people from using other areas for recreation.
With increasing medium density housing in the City and a preference for larger detached dwellings on smaller blocks of land, private recreational areas are decreasing and hence people’s access and utilization of these spaces to recreate is becoming restricted.
Affordability of recreational activities and services not provided by Council affect people’s capacity to participate.
Increased costs and complexity in public liability and greater occupational health and safety requirements have made events, activities and services more costly and difficult to organize. This has an impact on the recreational activities and services are available to the community. It has also resulted in a decrease in volunteer involvement.
TENNIS: Tennis is an indoor and outdoor game. The modern game of tennis originated in the United Kingdom in the late 19th century as "lawn tennis" which has heavy connections to various field/lawn games as well as to the ancient game of real tennis.
Issues HUNTING: Hunting is the practice of pursuing living animals (usually wildlife) for food, recreation, or trade. MOTORIZED RECREATION : The goal of the Motorized Recreation Project is to promote responsible travel management on federal lands, protecting against the harmful effects of unrestricted motorized recreation.
Issues MARINE PARK: A marine park is a park consisting of an area of sea (or lake) protected for recreational use. MUSIC: Music is a vast field as recreational activity. All individuals experience music. To many people in many cultures music is an important part of their way of life.
FACTORS An opportunity and a responsibility to protect the sanctity of a place, its people and its spirit Factors to be defined