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    Author(s): Kristin Dion; Doug Stefancik; Serena Hawkins; Robert Bristow
    Date: 2002
    Source: In: Todd, Sharon, comp., ed. 2002. Proceedings of the 2001 Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium. Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-289. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Research Station. 386-389.
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: Northeastern Research Station
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    Open recreation space is a necessity to urban environments. People who reside in a crowded living condition need to have a place where they can go to escape everyday pressures and stress. Many have realized the importance of recreation space as a place to recuperate both physically and mentally. Overtime, parks have evolved to become an array of different types of resources ranging from a preserved piece of the natural landscape to a highly artificial habitat. Urban parks are known to contribute such benefits as physical health, mental health, stress relief, relaxation, self-realization, provide an escape mechanism, and provide psychological benefits. This paper highlights some of these reasons with a brief literature review and introduces a community's quest to protect a small urban park.

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    Dion, Kristin; Stefancik, Doug; Hawkins, Serena; Bristow, Robert. 2002. Park resources as an essential to urban societies. In: Todd, Sharon, comp., ed. 2002. Proceedings of the 2001 Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium. Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-289. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Research Station. 386-389.

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