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Study on the Correlation Between Recreation Behavior of the Elderly and Activity Space in Urban Parks

Urban parks are the main recreational places for the elderly, and the rationality of its design is related to the quality of life and health of the elderly. Based on the observation of recreation behavior of the elderly in the activity spaces of Nanchang People's Park, the frequency distribution of recreation behavior of the elderly in each type of space is analyzed by cluster analysis. It is found that: 1) The abundant environmental facilities in the hard-paved square area have important effects on the promotion of the dynamic behavior of the elderly. Static behavior is more likely to occur around water landscapes. Green landscapes such as trees and lawns have less impact on behavior. 2) Dynamic behavior occurs mostly in open, hard paved and equipped spaces. Static behavior occurs frequently in areas adjacent to water and with landscape. 3) There are more types of behavior among the elderly in open and well-equipped spaces. Accessibility and greenery have little impact on behavior, but behaviors such as sitting, resting, and stopping are related to water landscape. Meanwhile, the leisure behavior has little to do with spatial characteristics. The recreation behavior of the elderly is obviously related to the activity space in urban parks, so as to provide references and guidance for urban parks planning and design.

Recreation, Activity Space, Behavior Observation, Clustering Analysis

Chu Chu. (2023). Study on the Correlation Between Recreation Behavior of the Elderly and Activity Space in Urban Parks. Science Discovery, 11(4), 169-174.

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