Alleviating park visitation constraints through agency facilitation strategies

David Scott, Andrew J. Mowen

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Few studies have examined whether and how park and recreation non-users might respond to agency strategies that seek to mitigate the severity of constraints and facilitate more frequent use of parks The purpose of this study was to determine under what conditions changes in park delivery might result in people expressing interest in visiting parks and how infrequent visitors with different constraint profiles supported these potential changes. Using data from a telephone survey of residents in Northeast Ohio, we found that individuals most likely to respond favorably to various agency facilitation strategies were ones who reported they were transportation constrained and who indicated they were dissatisfied with their current level of park visitation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)535-550
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Leisure Research
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Environmental Science (miscellaneous)
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management


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