park·​way | \ ˈpärk-ˌwā \

Definition of parkway

: a broad landscaped thoroughfare

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Spots along the parkways would be marked with numbers on the pavement, rather than ugly parking meters or posts. Jim Stingl, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Stingl: Welcome to your Milwaukee County parks — now cough up some money to park," 8 Feb. 2018 Milwaukee County parks officials want to prevent drones from swarming parks and parkways and creating safety problems in those public places. Don Behm, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Drone operators raise concerns about Milwaukee County's proposed ban of devices in parks and parkways," 22 June 2018 The middle span will have a pair of eastbound lanes for the parkway and the north span will carry a pair of westbound lanes. Kevin Spear,, "Wekiva River bridges will be massive but sensitive to environment," 25 Jan. 2018 This parkway in particular was engineered by a landscape architect to maximize the surrounding beauty and is now even recognized on the National Register of Historic Places. Juliet Izon, Woman's Day, "The 12 Most Scenic Drives in the Country to Add to Your Bucket List ASAP," 4 Dec. 2018 Last year, Lincolnwood workers planted 147 trees in village parks and parkways. Genevieve Bookwalter,, "Lincolnwood again named arbor foundation 'Tree City'," 1 May 2018 Winding through Mississippi, Alabama, and Tennessee, the parkway is also home to many famed hiking trails and, near Tupelo, two Civil War battlefields. Juliet Izon, Woman's Day, "The 12 Most Scenic Drives in the Country to Add to Your Bucket List ASAP," 4 Dec. 2018 Just consider the no-bars section of parkway not far out of Manhattan where the cops love to clock speeders because everybody’s Waze has stopped working. Ezra Dyer, Popular Mechanics, "A Good Signal Booster Is the Answer To Zero-Bar Dead Zones," 9 Nov. 2018 On May 5, about 40 volunteers gathered and planted 28 trees in less than two hours in parkways near Hart Park at 123rd Street and Western Avenue. Ted Slowik, Daily Southtown, "Slowik: Blue Island is better looking, more engaged after tree-planting campaign," 23 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

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


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Kids Definition of parkway

: a broad landscaped highway

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