15. What Do People Do in Destination Parks?


The more people in clusters, the more chatting according to Holly Whyte.

  • Eat: at park restaurants; food brought to park; food purchased at park
  • Sunbathe, sleep
  • Chat
  • Text, phone
  • Watch the crowd, water feature
  • Listen, watch entertainment
  • Play musical instruments, practice conducting
  • Kiss, hug
  • Pose for or take photos
  • Read, study, do homework
  • Exercise singly or in groups
  • Dance lessons
  • Play volleyball, bocci
  • Throw softballs, Frisbees, football, jump rope
  • Feed birds
  • Tend children
  • Run around, kick or throw balls, chase pigeons, use play equipment, play in fountains
  • Skate, skateboard
  • Walk dogs
  • Panhandle

Some read newspapers

Some people catch up on their work while enjoying the outdoors.

Some people catch up on their work while enjoying the outdoors.

This one in Princeton, NJ extends the reading area of the adjacent library and the dining space for the restaurant. On Sundays, dancing instruction is popular

Downtown residents will pay for well-maintained parks.

Outdoor dining is so highly valued in Europe that in some places parts of the street, including parking spaces, are devoted to tables, chairs, and diners have priority.

Outdoor dining is so highly valued in Europe that in some places parts of the street, including parking spaces, are devoted to tables, chairs, and diners have priority.

Outdoor dining is so highly valued in Europe that in some places parts of the street, including parking spaces, are devoted to tables, chairs, and diners have priority.

Outdoor dining is so highly valued in Europe that in some places parts of the street, including parking spaces, are devoted to tables, chairs, and diners have priority.

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