International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Analysis Study Research Paper | Architecture & Planning | Saudi Arabia | Volume 12 Issue 3, March 2023

Safety Issues in Children's Outdoor Recreational Activities, Hail City

Mohamed Ahmed Said Mohamed

Abstract: Outdoor recreation has recently become more popular and is considered a way of life for many people; this is why providing outdoor recreational opportunities and pleasant urban public spaces is essential. Parks in urban areas play an important role in improving the inhabitants' well-being and quality of life. Urban gardens provide educational, recreational, and psychological benefits to children. However, in addition to causing mental and physical harm to children, failing to provide safe and secure recreational facilities will lead to losing opportunities for children to play outdoors. This paper aims to identify the difficulties encountered by children when using different parts of the parks and playgrounds in Hail City, explain the reasons why these problems need to be addressed, and identify the elements of parks and recreational activities that can make a positive contribution to their quality of life if they are responsive to them. Also, this research is dedicated to identifying and analyzing the potential dangers to children that occur while using the park's recreational activities and how these dangers affect park and playground visitation, as well as establishing safety standards for a safe and healthy outdoor environment. This study used a survey distributed to visitors to collect data directly from the park through a questionnaire and observation of children's activities. The questionnaire used three broad categories: The respondents' profile, usage patterns, and satisfaction with park elements in terms of children's safety. The paper explores many issues regarding children's protection, which needs to be handled with care in future of design and planning of parks and playgrounds.

Keywords: outdoor recreation, public spaces, children safety, quality of life, Hail City

Edition: Volume 12 Issue 3, March 2023,

Pages: 1609 - 1614

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