Proceedings of the 2007 Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium
2007 Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium, Bolton Landing, NY, April 15-17, 2007
This study explores the relationship between park attributes (perceived safety and perceived beneﬁts) and their relationship to sense of community in urban neighborhoods. The study ﬁnds that the perception of beneﬁts derived from park use has a direct relationship with sense of community, and that park safety is indirectly related to sense of community, with the perception of park beneﬁts mediating the relationship between park safety and sense of community. Theoretical and practical considerations are discussed.
Original Publication Citation
Gueorguiev, S., Gómez, E., & Hill, E. (2008). Public recreation and neighborhood sense of community: An exploration of a hypothesized relationship. In C. Leblanc and C. Vogt, Paper presented at the 2007 Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium (pp. 197-203). Bolton Landing, NY: U.S. Forest Service.
Gueorguiev, Svetoslav D.; Gómez, Edwin; and Hill, Eddie, "Public Recreation and Neighborhood Sense of Community: An Exploration of a Hypothesized Relationship" (2008). Human Movement Sciences Faculty Publications. 91.