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Title: Assessment of Public Leisure Services Provision: The Case of Addis Ababa Recreational Parks.
Authors: Yeshewazerf, G/wold
Advisors: Mulugeta Fisseha(Dr)
Copyright: Jun-2010
Date Added: 11-Dec-2012
Publisher: AAU
Abstract: Urban recreational parks have great values like by being an attraction for leisure and recreation contribute for tourism and contribute positively for the economy. In addition to this urban recreational parks have social, environmental, educational and health benefits. However ever urban recreational parks are underutilized due to poor services and facilities they have. Measures taken to solve the problem were limited due to lack of attention and research. The objectives of the study were to assess current government authority practices for planning, providing, managing and maintaining urban parks, identifying factors affecting recreational parks service provision and perception of visitors on the service and facilities provided. The study was conducted by collecting data and information from park visitors, parks and park agency workers, Addis Ababa Tourism Bureau regarding official, and community representatives using questionnaire and key informant interview. In analyzing the data descriptive statistic for the questionnaire filled by park visitors and simple qualitative analysis is used for information from key informant interview. Results indicated that services and facilities at the parks are poor and poorly maintained. Lack of finance, professional human resource and absence policies and guidelines for service provision are the main problems resulted in poor service facility. Therefore, to improve service and facilities and achieve intended objective government should review its policies on park management to enable allocation of more resources and the system of management and financial sourcing and involve all stakeholders in the system are recommended.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/4285
Appears in:Thesis - Eniviroment & Development

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