Managing Urban Parks for a Racially and Ethnically Diverse Clientele

Paul H. Gobster
2002 Leisure Sciences  
A major planning effort for Chicago's largest park provided an opportunity to 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 some important differences among and within racial and ethnic groups with respect
more » ... groups with respect to park use patterns, participation, and reports of racial discrimination. Implications for management and future research are discussed.
doi:10.1080/01490400252900121 fatcat:cftrmrgskvczvarcqv2k2riemq