Social and psychological benefits

Recreation and Wellbeing

People satisfy most of their recreational needs within the locality where they live. Urban green spaces serve as a near resource for relaxation; provide emotional warmth. In Mexico City, the centrally located Chapultepec Park draws up to three million visitors a week who enjoy a wide variety of activities (Haq, 2011)

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Fig. 11. Recreational activities on water surface, Altinpark, Ankara, Turkey (http://www. anfaaltinpark. com. tr/).

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Human Health

People who were exposed to natural environment, the level of stress decreased rapidly as compared to people who were exposed to urban environment, their stress level remained high. Certainly, improvements in air quality due to vegetation have a positive impact on physical health with such obvious benefits as decrease in respiratory illnesses. The connection between people and nature is significance for everyday enjoyment, work productivity and general mental health (Haq, 2011)

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