park·​way | \ ˈpärk-ˌwā How to pronounce parkway (audio) \

Definition of parkway

: a broad landscaped thoroughfare

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Members of the village’s public works crew teamed up with staff and volunteers from OpenLands to plant 48 trees along village parkways. Frank Vaisvilas, Daily Southtown, "The ash trees are gone and maples are in decline, Homewood boosts its canopy with new oaks, beech trees," 7 June 2019 For the upcoming Northwood transition, district officials will extend a parkway indentation in front of the school’s main entrance to allow all 20 buses to wait on Elm Place before school lets out at 2:40 p.m., officials said. Karen Berkowitz,, "District 112's plea to Northwood parents during temporary transition to Elm Place: Don't drive students to school," 6 June 2019 The parkway runs west from near Grant Park downtown to connect with the expressways at the Byrne Interchange. John Byrne,, "Aldermen's proposal would honor Ida B. Wells by renaming Congress Parkway, not Balbo Drive," 26 June 2018 For the latest road closures, visit the parkways open/closed status page at Mark Price, charlotteobserver, "Blue Ridge Parkway has flooding, fallen trees, damaged trails, due to record rainfall," 1 June 2018 Video shows Dansberry stagger back onto the parkway at 6400 South Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and collapse after the teen thrust the knife at her once, leaving a nearly 4-inch-deep wound in her chest. Megan Crepeau,, "Teen girl pleads guilty to fatally stabbing 15-year-old girl on South Side in 2016," 2 Apr. 2018 As a result, the report said, homeless men and women often are forced to use streets, alleyways and parkways to relieve themselves. Cynthia Hubert, sacbee, "Homeless people lack bathrooms in Sacramento. Here's where they may get new facilities," 3 July 2018 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

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First Known Use of parkway

1875, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of parkway was in 1875

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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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