parkland

noun
park·​land | \ ˈpärk-ˌland How to pronounce parkland (audio) \

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
Recent Examples on the Web Combining Elder Lane Beach and Centennial Beach will provide nearly 1,000 feet of continuous public beach, officials said, as well as joining the two parks to create nearly eight contiguous acres of parkland. Karen Ann Cullotta, chicagotribune.com, "Winnetka Park District land swap will lead to expanded public beachfront," 16 Oct. 2020 Project opponents have said the toll lanes would be unfair to lower-income drivers, encourage auto-dependent sprawl development, and destroy homes and environmentally sensitive parkland. Washington Post, "Beltway, I-270 toll lanes could cost more than $1.50 and $2 per mile, study says," 16 Oct. 2020 The swath of parkland that is closed is bordered by the Bear Valley Visitor Center, Limantour Road (though the road is open), Arch Rock and the coast south to Wildcat Camp. Tom Stienstra, SFChronicle.com, "Most Bay Area parks reopen, including East Bay lakes," 14 Oct. 2020 Kristen King, a colleague of Strauss’s, is the city’s director of natural-areas restoration and management, in charge of planting and maintaining New York’s parkland, which has about 2 million trees. Clive Thompson, The Atlantic, "The Struggle to Save City Trees," 9 Oct. 2020 The community will focus on outdoor living, with 200 acres of greenbelt and parkland featuring 25 miles of trails and pathways. Steve Brown, Dallas News, "Huge new McKinney residential community to kick off next year," 23 Sep. 2020 The beach portion will consume about one-quarter of the land, with the rest dedicated to a natural environment or open parkland and parking. John Tuohy, The Indianapolis Star, "Geist Waterfront Park combines beachfront with nature," 21 Sep. 2020 West 8, the Dutch landscape architecture firm, put together a master plan, which determined where development could go, and converted swaths of open space into spectacular parkland with rolling hills and meadows. Michael Kimmelman, New York Times, "A Climate Center on Governors Island? Could Be a Game Changer," 17 Sep. 2020 An effort by Edina to build affordable single-family houses — a daunting task in a city where new homes average $1.46 million — has been quashed by a decades-old deed restriction intended to keep the parcel as parkland. Erin Adler, Star Tribune, "Edina scuttles plans for affordable housing on deed-restricted property," 19 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of parkland

1727, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of parkland was in 1727

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27 Oct 2020

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“Parkland.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/parkland. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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More Definitions for parkland

parkland

noun
How to pronounce parkland (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of parkland

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

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