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  2. 2. RECREATIONAL SPACES<br />The fact that we live in a world that moves crisis by<br />crisis does not make a growing interest in outdoor<br />activities frivolous, or ample provision for them unworthy<br />of the nation's concern.<br />—John F. Kennedy<br />
  3. 3. What is recreation?<br /><ul><li>Recreation represent any rational human activity that results in s pleasurable response, at any time, place or circumstances with attendant enriching physical, intellectual or emotional benefits.
  4. 4. or fun is the expenditure of time in a manner designed for therapeutic refreshment of one's body or mind.
  5. 5. sports or what people do with their free time. </li></ul>Recreational spaces<br /><ul><li>Public space is and has been an integral part of communities, serves as a location for people to meet, relax, and exchange ideas.
  6. 6. Public space states “a place where anyone can come without paying an entrance or other fee”
  7. 7. Refreshment of one's mind or body after work through activity that amuses or stimulates; play
  8. 8. Providing mental relief through spaces, environment and surroundings.</li></li></ul><li>TYPES OF RECREATIONAL SPACES<br /><ul><li>FORMAL
  9. 9. INFORMAL
  10. 10. ACTIVE
  11. 11. PASSIVE
  12. 12. ORGANIZED
  14. 14. INDOOR
  15. 15. OUTDOOR</li></li></ul><li>TYPES OF RECREATIONAL SPACES<br />CHILDREN'S PLAYING SPACE<br /><ul><li>Equipped children's playgrounds
  16. 16. Adventure playgrounds</li></ul>INFORMAL RECREATIONAL OPEN<br />SPACE<br />Informal recreational open space<br />is that which provides opportunities for more<br />passive recreational pursuits such as walking,<br />sitting, and general relaxing. It also may have<br />scope for informal play.<br />The main types of informal recreational open<br />space are:<br /><ul><li>Parks
  17. 17. Linear open space
  18. 18. Amenity space within housing areas
  19. 19. Natural/informal open spaces
  20. 20. Ornamental gardens
  21. 21. Grassed sitting out areas</li></ul>Three main types of recreational<br />Open space:<br />A) Formal youth & adult playing space<br />b) Children's playing space<br />c) Informal recreational open space<br />FORMAL (YOUTH AND ADULT)<br />PLAYING SPACE<br /><ul><li>playing fields
  22. 22. sports grounds
  23. 23. Athletic tracks
  24. 24. Tennis courts</li></li></ul><li>TYPES OF RECREATIONAL SPACES<br />Active Recreation :Recreation that involves playing  fields and team participation such as baseball, soccer, lacrosse, etc.  <br />The greater share of facilities for active recreation are found within the management of cities and recreation districts. <br />Passive Recreation :<br />Recreation without fields, more  generally trail- based hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, wildlife viewing, picnicking, etc.<br />
  25. 25. TYPES OF RECREATIONAL SPACES<br />Outdoor Recreational Activities:some activities that u enjoy outside from ur place like:<br /><ul><li>Hiking
  26. 26. Camping
  27. 27. Fishing
  28. 28. Sailing</li></ul>includes activities like Boating, Kayaking or Rafting. <br /><ul><li>Skateboarding
  29. 29. Skydiving
  30. 30. Skiing
  31. 31. Swimming
  32. 32. Surfing</li></ul>In addition to the above mentioned recreational activities, you can always indulge in various outdoor sports like Cricket, Golf, Football, Baseballor Basketball.<br />Indoor Recreational Activities:There are no of indoor recreational activities like:<br /><ul><li>Reading
  33. 33. Writing
  34. 34. Computer and Video Games
  35. 35. Playing Cards
  36. 36. Internet Surfing:
  37. 37. Dance:
  38. 38. Music
  39. 39. Indoor Games</li></ul>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. <br />
  40. 40. positive benefits<br />Participating in leisure and recreational activity can foster a range of positive benefits including:<br /><ul><li>Opportunities for health, wellbeing and quality lifestyle for the community
  41. 41. Personal development, expression, creativity, individuality, social, physical and intellectual growth of children, youth and adults.
  42. 42. Development of people’s motor skills at all levels from leisure participation to professional training
  43. 43. Sense of community and community building through community interaction
  44. 44. Beautification of the city, facility and amenity improvements
  45. 45. Economic flow-ons to the community, business and tourism together with environmental benefits.</li></li></ul><li>Health & Community Wellbeing<br />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:<br /><ul><li> People having to juggle priorities, which means less personal time, which contributes to poor diets and less exercise.
  46. 46. 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.
  47. 47. 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.
  48. 48. Declining rates of participation in sport and physical activity as people age4.
  49. 49. Women, particularly those that are married with children, become less likely than men to participate in sport and physical activity.
  50. 50. 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.</li></li></ul><li>Access and Use of Services and Facilities<br />Physical<br /><ul><li>Ability of existing infrastructure to meet current and future service needs of the community.
  51. 51. Availability of transport can restrict access to recreational activities and facilities for the
  52. 52. community in particular aged people. Aged people require assistance in organizing their
  53. 53. involvement in activities and insufficient means of transport impacts on this.
  54. 54. Perceptions of lack of personal safety in Inner City parks can prevent people from using other areas for recreation.
  55. 55. 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. </li></ul>Affordability<br /><ul><li> Affordability of recreational activities and services not provided by Council affect people’s capacity to participate.
  56. 56. 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.</li></li></ul><li>Issues of Recreation<br /><ul><li>Walking for pleasure
  57. 57. Visiting historic sites
  58. 58. Driving for pleasure
  59. 59. Swimming
  60. 60. Visiting nat. areas, parks
  61. 61. Sunbathing on beach
  62. 62. Fishing
  63. 63. Picnicking
  64. 64. Using a playground
  65. 65. Boating
  66. 66. Jogging
  67. 67. Visiting gardens, arboretums
  68. 68. Bicycling
  69. 69. Camping
  70. 70. Hiking, backpacking
  71. 71. Playing outdoor sports
  72. 72. Golf
  73. 73. Basketball
  74. 74. Fitness trail
  75. 75. Soccer
  76. 76. Snow skiing, boarding
  77. 77. Tennis
  78. 78. Hunting
  79. 79. Motorized recreation
  80. 80. Marine parks
  81. 81. music</li></li></ul><li>Issues<br />SKIING:<br />Skiing is a group of sports using skis as equipment for traveling over snow.<br />Types of skiing :<br /><ul><li>Alpine skiing
  82. 82. Freestyle skiing
  83. 83. Nordic skiing
  84. 84. Military skiing Etc .</li></ul>TENNIS:<br />Tennis is an indoor and outdoor game.<br />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.<br />
  85. 85. Issues<br />HUNTING:<br />Hunting is the practice of pursuing living animals (usually wildlife) for food, recreation, or trade. <br />MOTORIZED RECREATION :<br />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.<br />
  86. 86. Issues<br /> MARINE PARK:<br />A marine park is a park consisting of an area of sea (or lake) protected for recreational use.<br />MUSIC:<br />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.<br />
  87. 87. FACTORS<br />An opportunity and a responsibility to protect the sanctity of a place, its people and its spirit<br />Factors to be defined<br /><ul><li>Characteristics of the community
  88. 88. Characteristics of the community building
  89. 89. Characteristics of community building leaders</li></li></ul><li>FACTORS<br />Characteristics of the community<br /> <br /><ul><li>Flexibility and adaptability
  90. 90. Pre-existing social cohesion
  91. 91. Widespread participation
  92. 92. Relationship of trust
  93. 93. Nature of the option
  94. 94. Environmental constraints
  95. 95. Concepts of community and social capital
  96. 96. Architectural character</li></li></ul><li>FACTORS<br />Characteristics of the community building <br /> <br /><ul><li>Ability to discuss, reach consensus, and cooperate
  97. 97. Progression from simple to complex activities
  98. 98. Systematic gathering of information and analysis of community issues
  99. 99. Training to gain community building skills
  100. 100. Early involvement and support from existing, indigenous organizations
  101. 101. Facilities for elderly and disabled
  102. 102. Outdoor or indoor facilities
  103. 103. Type of access can be created for people with disabilities
  104. 104. Sense of place
  105. 105. Function and economy
  106. 106. Energy Conservation
  107. 107. Space use</li></li></ul><li>FACTORS<br />Characteristics of community building leaders<br /> <br /><ul><li>Community awareness of the issues
  108. 108. Motivation from within the community
  109. 109. Good system of communication
  110. 110. Develop self-understanding
  111. 111. Understanding the community
  112. 112. Connecting the social, cultural, environmental and economic spheres in the community sense of security
  113. 113. Advantage of opportunities and take shared responsibility for their wellbeing
  114. 114. Recognizing the diversity of interests within a community
  115. 115. Engaging people from the community, government and private sectors
  116. 116. to work together to address community issues, solve problems in their community and achieve common goals</li>