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Creating connected open space in Florida

Title: Creating connected open space in Florida: The influence on human use for recreation.
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Name(s): Coutts, Christopher, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: serial
Date Issued: 2012
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: This exploratory study examined the Florida Communities Trust (FCT) open space acquisition program for its ability to connect recreational open spaces and the influence this connectivity had on public use for physical activity. The methods included an examination of all FCT proposals submitted from 2001 to 2006 (n = 617) and a survey (n = 45) of Lafayette Heritage Trail park users in Tallahassee, Florida. Lafayette Heritage Trail is an FCT-funded park serving as a vital link in a local open space system. The analysis revealed that, although there are relatively few questions in the FCT application instrument pertaining to connectivity, it has been relatively successful in extending and connecting open space. The analysis also revealed that patrons of Lafayette Heritage Trail were not only aware of the park's connectivity but also attributed it to their increased use of the space.
Identifier: FSU_migr_durp_faculty_publications-0001 (IID)
Keywords: greenways, parks, recreational facilities, physical activity
Note: This is an Author's Accepted Manuscript of an article published in the journal Managing Leisure, Copyright © 2012 Taylor & Francis, available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/13606719.2011.613629'>http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/13606719.2011.613629">http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/13606719.2011.613629
Citation: Coutts, C. (2012). Creating connected open space in Florida: The influence on human use for recreation. Managing Leisure, 17(1), 67-74.
Subject(s): Social sciences
Cities and towns -- Study and teaching
City planning
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_durp_faculty_publications-0001
Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part of Series: Department of Urban and Regional Planning Faculty Publications.
Is Part Of: Managing Leisure.
Issue: 1, 17

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Coutts, C. (2012). Creating connected open space in Florida: The influence on human use for recreation. Managing Leisure. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_durp_faculty_publications-0001