f. Convenience and Choice
the activity may be reluctant to visit the facility. When
these activities are combined or consolidated with more
familiar recreational activities, it is easier for users to
(1) Locate Conveniently. Convenience of access and
make use of the facility and explore new activities. A
use are most effectively ensured by locating Community
visually open design that provides views from the
Activity Centers near the users they serve, or along the
outside, as well as between activity spaces, can expose
routes to other activities they regularly use. Main Post
users to new areas of interest.
Centers should be on primary roadways, near central
concentrations of post activities. Local Centers should be
located in or adjacent to the billeting or housing areas
Community Activity Centers provides a diverse range of
served, or along the most heavily travelled pedestrian
choice - from relaxing lounging to active sports, from
routes in and out of the individual residential areas.
shopping to cultural activities. This means that users
Design of entrances and circulation paths in and around
can choose to participate in more than one activity in the
the centers should relate closely to already-used paths
center and find satisfaction for their diverse interests. It
(see example figure 5 - 6).
also means that the visitors' curiosity can be stimulated
by exposure to a variety of events.
Encourage User Interest. The variety of activities
provided in a consolidated CAC is more likely to attract
many users. In separate, specialized facilities which pro-
vide only a single activity, people who are unfamiliar with
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