Recreation can be defined as to made use of leisure time to renew the personphysically and phychologically. The previous studies indicated that the rec-reational attitudes and activities pursued vary not only by cultural habits,but also change by the amount of disposable time, sex, income level, educa-tion and occupational status etc. (1-3). In Turkish literature the proposals on urban recreation planning requirements are taken mainly from Eu-ropean countries. (2). However, there is no evidence to show that Turkeywill follow even broadly similar lines of European countries. On the otherhand, the Turkish official planning standarts on recreation are deprived ofpragmatic base.The central theme of this paper is to investigate, for a Turkish cityTrabzon, the interrelationship between the use of actual and potential rec-reation pursuits and socio-economic characteristics of the people. Thereare two aims of the study: one is theoretical- to explore the validity ofwestern recreational space and location standarts for a middle size Turkishcity, located in the Black Sea Region hence to make a small contribution tothe recreational pattern and the needs of Turkish city, the other is practi-cal- whether there is a need to adjust the delivery of municipal services todifferent part of the city that have unique soclo-economic characteristics.The paper will cover only the former aim.In this context, data is collected by employing the method of household ques-tionnaires by interview. The households to be interviwed selected by linesampling from area. The data is collected by line sampling from area. Thedata is analysed using elementary and multivariete statistical methods. Af-ter a brief view to literature and establishing research framework, the ex-isting recreational pursuits (classified as active-passive , formal-informal, Indoor-outdoor) are determined. Then the correlates of thesepursuits and their limiting factors (physical, organizational and cultural)with the household and individual characteristics (e.i. for the former,housing type, household size and composition etc. , for the latter, sex, age,education, occupation etc. ) are examined using factor analysis technique.The same researcH procedure is followed for the potential recreationalpursuits. Finally, some proposals are developed on the recreational spaceand location requirements basing on potential intensity of use of recreation-al pursuits. Also the findings' agreement with the proposals made for Turk-ish cities in the literature.