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

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Massport has created parkland on the East Boston waterfront to protect public access. New York Times, "In an East Boston Shipyard, a Watershed Idea for Art," 22 June 2018 The handover of the parklands culminates a 25-year campaign by Tompkins and her late husband Doug Tompkins, the Bay Area entrepreneur who was a founder of both The North Face and Esprit clothing brands. Jonathan Franklin, San Francisco Chronicle, "Bay Area entrepreneurs purchased paradise, then gave it away," 29 Jan. 2018 His father, Jay Seiden, a senior director at real-estate brokerage Cushman & Wakefield, doesn’t understand why Matthew isn’t outside playing or exploring the nearby parklands and beaches, said Ms. Woods, Matthew’s mother. Betsy Morris, WSJ, "How Fortnite Triggered an Unwinnable War Between Parents and Their Boys," 21 Dec. 2018 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

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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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