park·way | \ˈpärk-ˌwā \

Definition of parkway 

: a broad landscaped thoroughfare

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The car drove over a city parkway and struck a residential fence and shrubs before flipping over and coming to rest in the backyard of a house at Cherry and Riverside, police said. Jennifer Johnson,, "Park Ridge police: Man charged with DUI after car flips over, lands in backyard," 5 Apr. 2018 Chief among the closures: a section of parkway between Asheville north to Mount Mitchell State Park, where debris and fallen trees are blocking the road. Mark Price, charlotteobserver, "Blue Ridge Parkway has flooding, fallen trees, damaged trails, due to record rainfall," 1 June 2018 According to the city, the saplings cannot be planted on parkways. Jennifer Johnson,, "What’s happening in Park Ridge: Parades marking Norwegian Constitution Day, Memorial Day planned," 11 May 2018 There also will be a small ribbon of brick the length of the mall that would create a sort of parkway for the buildings along the mall. Steve Lord, Aurora Beacon-News, "Aurora panel recommends renovations for Water Street Mall," 28 Mar. 2018 The work also will include intermittent sidewalk and curb and gutter replacement, surface drainage correction, sewer structure repairs as required and parkway restoration. Hank Beckman,, "La Grange approves road resurfacing to begin this summer," 10 July 2018 Painter’s pro bono work continued for several years as the city pushed a reluctant Caltrans to embrace the concept of a parkway. John King,, "Michael Painter, who conceived Presidio Parkway to replace SF’s Doyle Drive, dies," 5 July 2018 The project will include replacing 760 linear feet of water main on Hawthorne Drive, 2,140 linear feet of water main on Cambridge Drive/179th Street, and 10 fire hydrants plus restoring parkway and pavement. Staff Report, Daily Southtown, "Community news: Lincoln-Way Marching Band set for Mokena July 4 parade," 28 June 2018 Ochsner would also be able to add retail stores and other commercial venues if the area's zoning is changed from the current single-family residential designation to an H-1 medical service district/commercial parkway overlay district. Littice Bacon-blood,, "Vote deferred on Ochsner zoning request, proposed parking lot in Old Jefferson," 16 May 2018

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First Known Use of parkway

1875, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of parkway

: a wide road with trees and grass along the sides and often in the middle


park·way | \ˈpärk-ˌwā \

Kids Definition of parkway

: a broad landscaped highway

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to reject or criticize sharply

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