Inadequate recreational facilities

Experimental visualization of narrower problems
Other Names:
Discriminatory provision of recreation services
Lack of recreation funds
Underdeveloped leisure facilities
Inadequate leisure facilities
Undesignated recreational space

As world population ages and working hours decline, the use of leisure time assumes growing importance. This is a completely new phenomenon to the post-industrial revolution urban society. In traditional rural culture, community festivities and religious rites involved all ages and gave meaningful roles to young and old alike. The shrine, cathedral, village green, community plaza and so on have few contemporary equivalents. Furthermore, those equivalents that do exist - such as sports centres and theatres - cater to very delimited segments of the population, and are often exorbitantly expensive, especially for those whose income is limited by retirement. Public centres are too often such a low budget priority that facilities, staffing and programming is severely limited.


Access to a recreational facility is more often seen as a sign of wealth and prestige than good mental and physical health. Firms eager to recruit the best graduates boast of their squash courts and aerobics programmes.

Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 6: Clean Water and SanitationGOAL 7: Affordable and Clean EnergyGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 13: Climate ActionGOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on LandGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong InstitutionsGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal
Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST