national park


Definition of national park

: an area of special scenic, historical, or scientific importance set aside and maintained by a national government and in the U.S. by an act of Congress

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Recent Examples on the Web Keleman Point Farm is the latest venture to grow crops and raise livestock within Cuyahoga Valley National Park as part of the Countryside Initiative to preserve the rural landscape of the national park. Cliff Pinckard, cleveland, "Cleveland police charge 3 in detective’s murder: The Wake Up for Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020," 9 Sep. 2020 The national park grew to about 5,500 acres through the decades. Rex Nelson, Arkansas Online, "A blessing for parks," 30 Aug. 2020 The hottest, driest and lowest national park in California and Nevada recorded a preliminary high temperature of 54.4°C (130°F) on Sunday, according to the United States National Weather Service (NWS). Junko Ogura And Helen Regan, CNN, "Japan's heat wave continues, as temperatures equal highest record," 18 Aug. 2020 The island’s reopening, which comes as state and local coronavirus restrictions begin to ease, marks one of the last national park sites to welcome back the public since the pandemic began. Taylor Kate Brown,, "Bay Briefing: A hot weekend won’t make the pandemic go away," 14 Aug. 2020 Find out if a national park near you is reopening here. Isabel Garcia, House Beautiful, "These National Parks Are Partially Reopening Amid the Ongoing Coronavirus Pandemic," 9 June 2020 The ranch shares borders with land developers, an Indian reservation and the first national park. Ben Flanagan |, al, "‘Yellowstone’ season 3 finale | How to watch, live stream, TV channel, time," 23 Aug. 2020 As seen with rural electrification, the national park system, the interstate highway system, and the Internet’s parent ARPANET, the federal government provides services that supplement private markets. Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, Fortune, "The President is going postal," 20 Aug. 2020 The decision to close Yellowstone, the world’s first national park, and neighboring Grand Teton came after pressure from state and local officials. Mead Gruver And Brady Mccombs, The Know, "National parks have been closing across the country to avoid crowding during coronavirus outbreak," 25 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of national park

1851, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of national park was in 1851

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14 Sep 2020

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“National park.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of national park

: an area of land that is owned and protected by a national government because of its natural beauty or its importance to history or science

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