African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6848

Full Length Research Paper

Determination of user satisfaction for management practices on recreational areas

Zeki Demir1, Haldun MüderrisoÄŸlu1, Hüseyin Samet AÅŸikkutlu1 and Pinar Aydin Bollukçu2
1Department of Landscape Architecture,  Faculty of Forestry, Duzce University, Konuralp 81620, Duzce, Turkey. 2Department of Landscape Architecture,  Faculty of Forestry, Bartın University, Bartın, Turkey.
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  •  Accepted: 15 February 2010
  •  Published: 18 April 2010


For different recreational areas, studies have been conducted to investigate the satisfactions of users from different socio-economic background and recreation habits. However, data is scarce about management practices on user satisfaction. For the current study, a survey was conducted on 300 people to determine the user satisfaction related to management practices on the recreational areas. Study has been conducted in Mogan park, Ankara and coastal area of Mugada, Bartın.  The results of questionary indicate that user’s satisfaction has been affected by the management practices. However, data indicates that the users with experiences about the site are more satisfied with current management situation than the ones who do not have experiences about the site.


Key words: User-satisfaction, Mogan park, Mugada, recreation.