park·​way | \ ˈpärk-ˌwā \

Definition of parkway 

: a broad landscaped thoroughfare

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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 But the city said the festival is no longer welcome on the parkway after this year. Fox News, "Jay-Z 's 'Made in America' music festival booted from Philadelphia parkway," 19 July 2018 More than 250 miles of the 469-mile parkway wind through North Carolina, and 16 million visitors toured it in 2017. Bruce Henderson, charlotteobserver, "Be wary of these NC natural wonders this summer," 25 June 2018 The parkway was closed for several hours while troopers investigated, state police said. Christine Dempsey,, "One Dead In Fiery Crash On Route 15 In Norwalk, State Police Say," 6 June 2018

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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


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: a broad landscaped highway

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