What is park?

  • (noun): A piece of open land for recreational use in an urban area.
    Example: "They went for a walk in the park"
    Synonyms: commons, common, green
    See also — Additional definitions below


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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Zion National Park
... 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 ... Located at the junction of the Colorado Plateau, Great Basin, and Mojave Desert regions, the park's unique geography and variety of life zones allow for unusual plant and animal ...
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania - History - Early To Late 20th Century
... efforts greatly enlarged the Harrisburg park system, creating Riverfront Park, Reservoir Park, the Italian Lake and Wildwood Park ...
Village Of Oak Creek, Arizona
... 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 ...
Rock Creek Park
... 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 ... law by President Benjamin Harrison on September 27, 1890, the same year that Yosemite National Park was established ...
List Of National Parks Of The Netherlands
... 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 fauna ... 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 ...

More definitions of "park":

  • (verb): Maneuver a vehicle into a parking space.
    Example: "Park the car in front of the library"; "Can you park right here?"
  • (noun): Scottish explorer in Africa (1771-1806).
    Synonyms: Mungo Park
  • (verb): Place temporarily.
    Example: "Park the car in the yard"; "park the children with the in-laws"; "park your bag in this locker"
  • (noun): A facility in which ball games are played (especially baseball games).
    Synonyms: ballpark
  • (noun): A gear position that acts as a parking brake.
    Example: "The put the car in park and got out"
  • (noun): A large area of land preserved in its natural state as public property.
    Example: "There are laws that protect the wildlife in this park"
    Synonyms: parkland

Famous quotes containing the word park:

    Linnæus, setting out for Lapland, surveys his “comb” and “spare shirt,” “leathern breeches” and “gauze cap to keep off gnats,” with as much complacency as Bonaparte a park of artillery for the Russian campaign. The quiet bravery of the man is admirable.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    The park is filled with night and fog,
    The veils are drawn about the world,
    Sara Teasdale (1884–1933)

    Borrow a child and get on welfare.
    Borrow a child and stay in the house all day with the child,
    or go to the public park with the child, and take the child
    to the welfare office and cry and say your man left you and
    be humble and wear your dress and your smile, and don’t talk
    back ...
    Susan Griffin (b. 1943)