‘Swings and roundabouts’: a case study of trends in outdoor recreation participation in South East Queensland

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Title ‘Swings and roundabouts’: a case study of trends in outdoor recreation participation in South East Queensland
Author Hales, Robert James; Low Choy, Darryl Charles
Journal Name Annals of Leisure Research
Year Published 2012
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Abstract This paper contributes to our understanding of contemporary outdoor recreation trends, particularly to the debate on the so called pervasive decline in outdoor recreation as measured by visitation to parks or protected areas in many countries over the past 10 to 15 years. This study focused on Australia's fastest growing metropolitan region, South East Queensland, and has used three outdoor recreation demand studies to compare outdoor recreation participation rates for people living in this region from 1998 to 2007. The study found that there has been a decline in the participation rates of several outdoor recreation activities, but also an increase in a small number of other activities. However, population growth contributed to an increase in the number of people undertaking outdoor recreation overall, despite the declining per capita participation rates in most activities surveyed.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/11745398.2012.659717
Volume 15
Issue Number 2
Page from 115
Page to 131
ISSN 2159-6816
Date Accessioned 2012-07-04
Date Available 2013-06-04T03:40:42Z
Language en_US
Research Centre Urban Research Program
Faculty Griffith Business School
Subject Recreation, Leisure and Tourism Geography
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/47294
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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