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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Correction | This story originally spelled the Ruaha-Rungwa national park and the Selous region incorrectly. Oscar Lopez, Newsweek, "The Global Fight for Tanzania’s Elephants," 22 Oct. 2015 The remaining $40 million has already been earmarked to transform the field into a national park. Kristen De Groot, The Seattle Times, "Tower at Flight 93 memorial to open by 9/11 anniversary," 3 June 2018 That is because the threat of rocks being hurtled out of the volcano covers an area that has already been evacuated, including a national park that has been closed since last week. Nour Malas, WSJ, "Volcano Shoots Ash Cloud Over Hawaii’s Big Island," 17 May 2018 The reemergence of Liuwa Plain, a breathtakingly dramatic national park in the country’s west, changes everything. Sophy Roberts, Condé Nast Traveler, "Zambia's King Lewanika Lodge Offers More Than Just Big Five Sightings," 8 May 2018 Those regions are defined as communities within 60 miles of a national park. Annie Zak, Anchorage Daily News, "People spent $1.3 billion visiting Alaska’s national parks last year," 29 Apr. 2018 The International Crane Foundation in Wisconsin named the bird Bryce after a national park in Utah. James Bruggers, The Courier-Journal, "Sad ending for whooping crane who was recovering at the Louisville Zoo," 21 Feb. 2018 The Bebenroths moved out of the city, and into a national park. CBS News, "A Taste of Summer: Cultivating the perfect park experience," 8 July 2018 Originally a game reserve, Etosha National Park, located in northwestern Namibia, has been a national park since 1967. Chris Ciaccia, Fox News, "Antelope sends honey badger flying in epic fight," 6 July 2018

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1851, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of national park was in 1851

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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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