A park is an area of open space provided for recreational use. It can be in its natural or semi-natural state, or planted, and set aside for human enjoyment, or - in addition- for the protection of wildlife or natural habitats. It may consist of rocks, soil, water, flora and fauna and grass areas, but may also contain buildings and other artefacts such as play grounds. Many natural parks are legally protected by law.
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... National parks in the Netherlands were defined in the 1960s as areas of at least 10 km² consisting of natural terrains, water and/or forests, with a special landscape and flora and ... The first two national parks were founded in the 1930s by private organisations ... The first official national park, Schiermonnikoog National Park, was not established until 1989 ...
... Specifically, their efforts greatly enlarged the Harrisburg park system, creating Riverfront Park, Reservoir Park, the Italian Lake and Wildwood Park ...
... Big Park is a census-designated place (CDP) in Yavapai County, Arizona, United States ... Big Park is more commonly known as the Village of Oak Creek (VOC), and is a bedroom community for Sedona, Arizona ... Big Park, the pioneers' name for the large open area that became the Village of Oak Creek in the early 1960s, is set among scenic red-rock buttes and canyons ...
... The main section of the park contains 1,754 acres (7.10 km2), or 2.75 square miles (7.1 km2), along the Rock Creek Valley ... Including the other green areas the park administers (Glover Archbold Park, Montrose Park, Dumbarton Oaks Park, Meridian Hill Park, Battery Kemble Park, Palisades Park, Whitehaven Park, etc.), it is over 2,000. 1890, the same year that Yosemite National Park was established ...
... Zion National Park is located in the Southwestern United States, near Springdale, Utah ... feature of the 229-square-mile (590 km2) park is Zion Canyon, which is 15 miles (24 km) long and up to half a mile (800 m) deep, cut through the reddish and tan-colored Navajo Sandstone by the North Fork of the ... Basin, and Mojave Desert regions, the park's unique geography and variety of life zones allow for unusual plant and animal diversity ...
Famous quotes containing the word park:
“Is a park any better than a coal mine? Whats a mountain got that a slag pile hasnt? What would you rather have in your gardenan almond tree or an oil well?”
—Jean Giraudoux (18821944)
“Therefore awake! make haste, I say,
And let us, without staying,
All in our gowns of green so gay
Into the Park a-maying!”
—Unknown. Sister, Awake! (L. 912)
“and the words never said,
And the ominous, ominous dancing ahead.
We sat in the car park till twenty to one
And now Im engaged to Miss Joan Hunter Dunn.”
—Sir John Betjeman (19061984)