Tinsley, H.E.A., D.J. Tinsley & C.E. Croskeys, 2002, Park usage, social milieu, and psychosocial benefits of park use reported by older urban park users from four ethnic groups, in: Leisure Sciences, 24, 2
- Author : Tinsley, H.E.A., D.J. Tinsley & C.E. Croskeys
- Year : 2002
- Journal/Series : Leisure Sciences
- Volume Number (ANNUAL: Counting Volumes of the Year shown above) : 2
- Volume Number (CONSECUTIVE: Counting all Volumes of this Journal ever published) : 24
- Pages : 199-218
- Abstract in English : American society is becoming increasingly older and more ethnically diverse, but much of the park and recreation research in the United States has focused on young, white, middle and uppermiddle class individuals. We investigated the use of a large centrally located urban park by African, American, Hispanic-American, Asian-American, and Caucasian individuals who were 55 years of age or older. The major objectives of this research were to provide information about park usage patterns, the social milieu within which park usage occurred and the psychosocial benefits of urban park use, and to examine the possibility that these benefits vary as a function of ethnic heritage. The results of this research document the value of well-administered parks in large cities. All four ethnic groups reported that Lincoln Park provides a wide variety of psychological benefits to older Chicago dwellers.
- Comments/Notes : KEYWORDS: park usage, older adults, psychological benefits, ethnicity, ethnic diversity, social milieu, travel time. UTILITY: lecturers/teachers, academic research.