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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Mountainous and woodsy, New Hampshire is blessed with seemingly endless parklands for experiencing fall foliage, on foot and behind the wheel. Paul Rubio, Condé Nast Traveler, "Beautiful Places to See New England Fall Foliage This Year," 5 Oct. 2018 So for so many reasons, this west riverfront parkland represents a big deal for Detroit. John Gallagher, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit, come get a look at the potential future of the west riverfront," 8 Feb. 2018 Zambia is a popular safari destination, with 30 percent of the country allocated as national parkland. Erin Florio, Condé Nast Traveler, "Zambia is Relaunching its National Airline," 21 Aug. 2018 In Saint-Jean-de-Luz, the Hotel La Réserve is just a twenty-minute walk from the town center, and surrounded by seven acres of pretty parkland. Marley Marius, Vogue, "5 Solo Trips Inspired by Female Travelers in Film," 7 Aug. 2018 Squirrels had been a fixture around the White House for decades, at least since the area had become the sort of urban parkland that the animals thrive in. John Kelly, Washington Post, "In 1955, the White House waged warfare against some furry terrorists: squirrels," 14 Apr. 2018 Also, the city’s voters could face two ballot measures — one that would create a local sales tax of 0.5 percent, and another that could help guide the future of the city’s farms, parkland and open space. Phil Diehl,, "Former mayor to run for Oceanside council," 31 Mar. 2018 Members of the public could also legally park on the private streets to use the new park, which will shrink by 0.15 acres of parkland space under the plan. Priscella Vega,, "Proposed subdivision on abandoned Franklin School site will go before Huntington Beach commissioners," 6 July 2018 But Steve Miller, chief of land resources at the St. Johns River Water Management District, said worries about bathroom behavior is one of many concerns parkland managers have for visitors. Kevin Spear,, "Florida nature spoiled by 'Charmin lilies' — used toilet paper," 22 June 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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