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    Author(s): G. Scott Place; Bruce Hronek
    Date: 2001
    Source: In: Kyle, Gerard, comp., ed. 2001. Proceedings of the 2000 Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium. Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-276. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Research Station. 43-46
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: Northeastern Research Station
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    Open space is a necessary tool in our park system for fostering creativity and allowing for relaxation. In addition, open space areas allow people to exercise, find self-worth, and to use their imagination. This manuscript addresses the issue of what is happening in open space provided in several park settings. Do residents use open space as a place where they can play games, enjoy the grass, play with their dog, build community with one another, and more importantly exercise their imagination? Observational research was conducted to determine how open space was utilized in several communities to determine how the open space provided the public was being utilized.

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    Place, G. Scott; Hronek, Bruce. 2001. Open space and imagination. In: Kyle, Gerard, comp., ed. 2001. Proceedings of the 2000 Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium. Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-276. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Research Station. 43-46

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