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Mapping Perceptions of Safety in Parks

  title={Mapping Perceptions of Safety in Parks},
  author={John D. Morgan and Jamie A. Snyder and Sara Z. Evans and Jocelyn Jones Evans and Rachael Greller},
  journal={The Florida Geographer},
Public parks within urban areas are ideal spaces for recreation and human-environment activity that can foster physical health and mental wellbeing (Chiesura, 2004; Frumkin et al. 2017; Gascon et al. 2015; Sturm & Cohen 2014). Natural and built features available within a given park either facilitate or restrict these benefits for visitors. For instance, a park that provides a designated dog walk area with associated fencing, open grass and canine watering stations, facilitates that specific… 

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