In rapidly urbanized and dense cities public parks, open green spaces, and recreational infrastructure have been associated
with physical and mental health, quality of life (Sarmiento etal., 2010), promotion of healthy life style, and social, economic,
and environmental benefits (Li, Wang, Paulussen, & Liu, 2005; Coley, Kuo, & Sullivan, 1997). Urban parks promote healthy lifestyles
including physical activity (Gómez etal.2010a, 2010b; Humpel, Owen, & Leslie, 2002; Bedimo-Rung, Mowen, & Cohen, 2005), contributing
to the prevention of chronic diseases (Andersen, Schnohr, Schroll, & Hein, 2000; Cohen et al., 2007; Yancey et al., 2007;
Floyd, Spengler, Maddock, Gobster, & Suau, 2008). In addition, urban parks also offer communities a space to socialize (Gobster,
1998; Seeland, Dübendorfer, & Hansmann, 2009), experience nature, relax, and even contribute to climate stabilization (Chiesura,
2004; Nilsson etal., 2007 del Saz & García, 2007).