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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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 Benches on the waterside parkland offer pastoral photo ops. John Bordsen, USA TODAY, "N.C.'s haul from ‘native son’ Blackbeard's 300th anniversary: Tourist gold," 22 June 2018 Also boosting West Side parkland next year will be Waterline Square, a nearly three-acre spread on West 61st Street by the Hudson River encircled by three condo-and-rental towers. New York Times, "New Parks Sprout Around New York," 8 June 2018 Work is expected to begin next year, however, on seawall reconstruction on the parkland peninsula. Bill Ruthhart,, "Exclusive: Two soaring towers planned for long-languishing Chicago Spire site along Lake Shore Drive," 11 May 2018 Few supported the project but several community members expressed concerns in giving up any parkland for the project and increased traffic congestion. Priscella Vega,, "Proposed subdivision on abandoned Franklin School site will go before Huntington Beach commissioners," 6 July 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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