عنوان مقاله [English]
One of the ways to deal with problems children are now facing is to revive neighborhood values and concepts through informing the significance of play spaces and creating multipurpose entertainment environments. Therefore, it is critical to provide planning for parks and play area for children near the residential places, through the optimal use of natural elements and passageway safety, which is considered to be an important step to creating a safe and healthy neighborhood. Because public open spaces tend to be used in large cities of Iran instead of private open spaces, child-friendly places could provide physical and mental health for children, though they are not seen as absolute necessities for child development. This research was applied in terms of objective and descriptive-analytical in terms of type and methodology. Data were collected through documentary and library methods, accompanied by interviews and questionnaires. In this article, the Golha Square in the Marzdaran neighborhood was investigated in terms of indicators studied in the New York City, United States (e.g., security, presence of recreational spaces, passageways safety, and furniture). Data were analyzed using SPSS software using the one-sample t-test; the sampling method was also used to determine the size of an indefinite population with the items measured based on the Likert scale, indicating a standard deviation of 0.667 for 170 people. The findings demonstrated that the confidence interval between both the upper and lower boundaries of the current situation was slightly lower than that in the average level of items. Concerning the general situation of Golha square in the Marzdaran neighborhood, the confidence interval did not meet a desirable condition as regards child-friendly city indicators. Thus, concerning the research hypothesis, one would say it was significant at the level of 95% confidence, so in this case, the hypothesis was confirmed, indicating the undesirable status of Golha square organization indicators in the Marzdaran neighborhood as regards child-friendly city indicators.