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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The book’s first entry, the National Parks Portfolio, offers a telling case study about the creative fund management that has been central to the narrative of the national parks. Anne Quito, Quartzy, "A new book celebrates the graphic design legacy of US national parks," 9 Sep. 2019 So, pairing the words of writer and conservationist John Muir (also regarded as the father of the U.S. national parks) with her illustrations was a great fit for Ghahremani. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Artist and author has long found inspiration for her work in nature, those who love nature," 7 Sep. 2019 In 2009, Obama signed legislation to allow persons to carry arms on the lands (though not buildings) of national parks, national monuments, and national wildlife refuges when in compliance with the host state’s laws for lawful carry. David B. Kopel, National Review, "Trump Must Not Break His Promises to Gun-Rights Supporters," 16 Aug. 2019 President Calvin Coolidge did his part, convening a study to explore an expansion of national parks. Michael Granberry, Dallas News, "Before the Kardashians, Thomas Edison and Henry Ford made road trips the engines of their celebrity," 8 Aug. 2019 Fowler and Deese had planned to drive to all of Canada's national parks when tragedy struck. Elizabeth Lawrence, USA TODAY, "Deceased couple, 2 missing teens and an unidentified corpse spark fear in Canada," 23 July 2019 Only nine of the 61 national parks in the U.S. are certified by the International Dark Sky Association. Nneka Okona, National Geographic, "The Grand Canyon is now a Dark Sky Park—here’s why that matters," 20 June 2019 Like thousands of families across America, the Rinderknechts of Springfield Township have set off on a family vacation to see some of the national parks out West. Anne Saker,, "The Rinderknechts of Springfield Township take a summer vacation with serious illness," 11 June 2019 The data set ranges from movie costs and ideal weather to accessibility of national parks and casinos per capita. Jessica Yadegaran, The Mercury News, "Travel: What is the most fun state in America for 2019?," 10 June 2019

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First Known Use of national park

1851, in the meaning defined above

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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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