Feasibility of Participatory Management in Urban Parks of Karaj



Local community participation in development programs has a long history and wide range of development agencies have tried to involve people in development plans should. In this context, the main purpose of this study was to assess feasibility of participatory management of urban parks, in city of Karaj. The study applied a descriptive-survey method of research. The statistical population included all of the people residents of the city of Karaj region in 9 areas. A sample of 203 was selected by the use of Cronbach’s Alpha through simple random sampling method. A questionnaire was used to collect the data. For determining the validity of the questionnaire, the content validity was used. Cronbach's alpha was used to measure reliability of the instrument (0.7>). The results revealed that 6.9 percent of people were not agreed to participate in park management. In addition, 46 percent of people believed that currently the most important problem in parks management and maintenance of them. The results of ANOVA revealed that there were not significant difference in participation intention and education; also, the t-test showed that there was not significant difference between men and women in participation intention. Thus, according to officials recommended further investigation to try the field for more participation of people with knowledge and providing more information to provide.