Evaluating the Adequacy of Private Neighborhood Parks in Oro Valley, Arizona

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Title:
Evaluating the Adequacy of Private Neighborhood Parks in Oro Valley, Arizona
Author:
Keith, Millard
Issue Date:
2005
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
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Abstract:
Traditional public neighborhood parks have long been regarded as the building blocks of successful parks and recreation systems. They provide important recreational opportunities to nearby residents as well as numerous public health, economic, environmental, and social benefits. The widespread prevalence of new residential subdivisions developed as common-interest developments governed by homeowner associations has created the new phenomenon of the private neighborhood park, in which the park is entirely owned and maintained by the homeowners association for the use of member residents only. Municipal governments rely upon private neighborhood parks to serve the same functions as traditional public neighborhood parks, but rarely ensure that they are developed to the same standards. Even the National Recreation and Parks Association has not yet recognized the new role of the private neighborhood park in their recommended parks, open space, and pathways system. The rapidly growing suburban community of Oro Valley, Arizona, is used as a case study to analyze the adequacy of privately owned and maintained neighborhood parks. The purpose of this report is to show the importance of implementing private neighborhood park design standards to ensure that future private neighborhood parks are developed to compliment and enhance existing parks, open space, and pathways systems.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Degree Name:
MS
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Planning
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona

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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleEvaluating the Adequacy of Private Neighborhood Parks in Oro Valley, Arizonaen_US
dc.creatorKeith, Millarden_US
dc.contributor.authorKeith, Millarden_US
dc.date.issued2005-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractTraditional public neighborhood parks have long been regarded as the building blocks of successful parks and recreation systems. They provide important recreational opportunities to nearby residents as well as numerous public health, economic, environmental, and social benefits. The widespread prevalence of new residential subdivisions developed as common-interest developments governed by homeowner associations has created the new phenomenon of the private neighborhood park, in which the park is entirely owned and maintained by the homeowners association for the use of member residents only. Municipal governments rely upon private neighborhood parks to serve the same functions as traditional public neighborhood parks, but rarely ensure that they are developed to the same standards. Even the National Recreation and Parks Association has not yet recognized the new role of the private neighborhood park in their recommended parks, open space, and pathways system. The rapidly growing suburban community of Oro Valley, Arizona, is used as a case study to analyze the adequacy of privately owned and maintained neighborhood parks. The purpose of this report is to show the importance of implementing private neighborhood park design standards to ensure that future private neighborhood parks are developed to compliment and enhance existing parks, open space, and pathways systems.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen_US
thesis.degree.nameMSen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePlanningen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberBecker, Barbaraen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberHuntoon, Lauraen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberEvans, Graceen_US
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