- Park, Recreation, Local government, Leisure time.
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The aim of this study was to determine the factors that are effective in the non-preference of Park and recreation areas in the city center of Gaziantep Metropolitan municipality according to different variables. There were no significant differences between the income and the variables affecting participation in activities in parks and recreation areas (p> 0.05), and the absence of participation in activities in parks and recreation areas when women prefer park and recreation areas (p <0.05). There was no significant difference between health status of participants and reasons of not choosing park and recreation areas (p> 0.05). Women in parks and recreation areas are more likely to be exposed to physical assault than men, and those who do not have the necessary spare time to participate in these areas are not very interested in recreation areas because of their family responsibilities they have not been able to use such areas.