In this study the thought dealing with their spare time, their personal characteristics effecting their recreational activity choices, recreational activities they mostly prefer to participate in, participation duration, and frequency of public employees in charge of the Directorate of Horticultural Research Institute of Eğirdir have been analyzed. The questionnaires to set down the recreational tendency and demands of public employees have been applied for 112 members and the site survey method was used. The problems which were identified on the recreation areas; lack of infrastructure, environmental pollution, squalidity, and the lack of environmental regulation. These problems can be solved by pioneering of local governments and non-governmental organizations, attaching importance to advertising and promotional activities, the restoration of the existing touristic and cultural values. It has been observed that the employees have enough spare time during the day and at the weekends were aware of the fact that the recreational activities would be usefull for themselves. In this sense, the employees demmand the organizations as picnic, technical or touristic excursions, dinner parties or movie days which can be described as a well-attended social activities and which would be actualized periodically and regularly.The employees of the institute believe that all these activities would be increase the business efficiency and work performance, besides the cooperation and compromising among the staff would be provided, and as a conclusion not only the staff but also the institution would gain advantage. From this point it is recommended that some events and organizations will be arranged by the institution and information unit will be employed for recreational activities.
Keywords: Recreation, Spare Time, Tendency and Demand, Eğirdir