What is recreation?

  • (noun): An activity that diverts or amuses or stimulates.
    Example: "For recreation he wrote poetry and solved crossword puzzles"; "drug abuse is often regarded as a form of recreation"
    Synonyms: diversion
    See also — Additional definitions below

Recreation

Recreation is an activity of leisure, leisure being discretionary time. The "need to do something for recreation" is an essential element of human biology and psychology. Recreational activities are often done for enjoyment, amusement, or pleasure and are considered to be "fun". The term recreation implies participation to be healthy refreshing mind and body.

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Some articles on recreation:

Recreation As A Career
... A recreation specialist would be expected to meet the recreational needs of a community or assigned interest group ... that lead to a degree as a bachelor of arts in recreation management ... People with such degrees often work in parks and recreation centers in towns, on community projects and activities ...
New York City Department Of Parks And Recreation
... The City of New York Department of Parks Recreation (colloquially, the Parks Department) is the department of government of the City of New York responsible for maintaining the city's parks system, preserving ... The department maintains more than 1,700 parks, playgrounds and recreation facilities across the five boroughs ... responsible for over 950 playgrounds, 700 playing fields, 550 tennis courts, 35 major recreation centers, 30 outdoor pools, 14 miles (23 km) of beaches, and 13 golf courses, as well as seven ...
Chazy, New York - Recreation
... Chazy has a Recreation Park located on North Farm Road ... This piece of land is home to four baseball/softball fields, one soccer field, a small playground, and two covered pavilions ...

More definitions of "recreation":

  • (noun): Activity that refreshes and recreates; activity that renews your health and spirits by enjoyment and relaxation.
    Example: "Days of joyous recreation with his friends"
    Synonyms: refreshment

Famous quotes containing the word recreation:

    Playing snooker gives you firm hands and helps to build up character. It is the ideal recreation for dedicated nuns.
    Archbishop Luigi Barito (b. 1922)

    Media mystifications should not obfuscate a simple, perceivable fact; Black teenage girls do not create poverty by having babies. Quite the contrary, they have babies at such a young age precisely because they are poor—because they do not have the opportunity to acquire an education, because meaningful, well-paying jobs and creative forms of recreation are not accessible to them ... because safe, effective forms of contraception are not available to them.
    Angela Davis (b. 1944)