Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Civil Engineering, Architecture and Urban Planning Elites
Place Attachment in Urban Park Environments: The Case of King Hussein Public Park in Amman, Jordan
Bsma Adel Bany Mohammad
In Jordan urban areas, the issue of less utilization of public parks continues instead of the apparently well-designed physical Environment.Through analysis, the factors for park attachment defined and later assessed at King Hussein Public Park in Amman, a big city urban park serves the capital of Jordan, an observation between April and June followed by a questioner carried out from July to September over a group of 350 user chosen at random. The study concluded that the four factors (physical,emotional, social, and attraction) were very important to achieve the park success andshould be used before the planning and design of such parks.A correlation analysis showed the positive effect of the unique views, the variety of activity spaces, and the existence of a unique religious building, on the utilization and strong attachment to the park. The use was dominated by need for relaxing in green areas followed by personal health-related activities such as jogging, playing football, while social interaction was restricted within family members and close friends, which limits the park role as social integrators, the problem of insufficient continual maintenance and some unaccepted Social behaviors affect the park use and attachment.
Keywords: Urban Park; Place attachment, parks Design, Religious Building, Identity.