park·land | \ ˈpärk-ˌland \

Definition of parkland 

: land with clumps of trees and shrubs in cultivated condition used as or suitable for use as a park

Examples of parkland in a Sentence

an area of beautiful parkland

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The new section will still follow some roadway, in addition to pathway through parklands, but will offer camping and far more appeal to hikers, Thomas said. Kevin Spear,, "Florida National Scenic Trail to move away from roads in Central Florida," 13 Jan. 2018 Kids have all kind of issues, like Cruz obviously did in parkland. Fox News, "Priebus on House Intel probe, free trade, Pennsylvania race," 13 Mar. 2018 Bui wrote that Wood’s proposal exceed guidelines in the Quimby Act, which allows cities to require that developers dedicate parkland or other open space in exchange for permission to build subdivisions. Priscella Vega,, "Proposed subdivision on abandoned Franklin School site will go before Huntington Beach commissioners," 6 July 2018 The project, known as the Shipyard, is intended to add more than 12,000 homes, 300 acres of parkland and millions of square feet of schools, retail and office space into a neighborhood that has historically been one of the city’s poorest. J.k. Dineen,, "Building paused as questions linger over contamination at SF’s Hunters Point," 28 June 2018 Next spring, though, will see the opening of additional parkland and the Vessel, a tall interactive sculpture at Hudson Yards’ center, said a spokeswoman for the Related Companies, a Hudson Yards developer. New York Times, "New Parks Sprout Around New York," 8 June 2018 More than one-quarter of Costa Rica is protected parkland, full of rainforests, beaches, mangrove forests and coral reefs — ideal environments in which to burnish your photo skills. Rosemary Mcclure,, "Photographer on small-ship cruise helps you focus on wildlife of Panama and Costa Rica," 12 July 2018 The entire development plan calls for more than 12,000 homes, 300 acres of parkland, three schools, a hotel, and several million square feet of office and research space. J.k. Dineen,, "Navy releases plan to retest part of San Francisco shipyard after botched cleanup," 15 June 2018 Contrast that with alleged parkland, Florida shooter Nikolas Cruz who in the five years prior to the attack at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High had 58 disciplinary actions including violations that should have resulted in jail time. Fox News, "Father of Parkland victim angry after Santa Fe shooting," 19 May 2018

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First Known Use of parkland

1727, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of parkland

: land with trees, bushes, etc., that is or could be used as a park

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