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

Definition of parkway

: a broad landscaped thoroughfare

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The parkway is closed between Mt. Vernon Highway and Vernon View Drive. Dana Hedgpeth, Washington Post, "Part of George Washington Parkway closed after crash," 13 Sep. 2019 For now, the next step – beyond connecting the bypass to the parkway – is extending the four-lane highway to Winchester Road. Paul Gattis |, al, "Work on horizon to extend Huntsville’s Northern Bypass," 28 Aug. 2019 The map does not include parkways managed by the City and County of Denver. Bruce Finley, The Denver Post, "Denver residents take a stand on Park Hill Golf Course as green space dwindles citywide," 4 Aug. 2019 The parkway is etched on the lakeside of the highway, with precarious rocky sections bridged above the lake. Tom Stienstra,, "Lake Tahoe loop trail inches closer to completion," 12 July 2019 The city was splitting the revenue from the program to pay for public safety and a regional project to turn Northern Avenue into a parkway. Jen Fifield, azcentral, "Speed cameras will be gone from the West Valley as of Monday, July 1," 30 June 2019 Other improvements to the park will include upgrades to the restroom, seating improvements along the lake, improvements in parkways and pathways that will make the park more accessible to people with disabilities, a new picnic shelter, and more. USA TODAY, "Penal farm to produce farm, music under the sea: News from around our 50 states," 16 July 2019 Sewell said that preserving the trees along the parkway is the top public concern. Ben Tobin, The Courier-Journal, "Public works looking to renovate Eastern Parkway, return to Olmsted’s ‘original intent’," 12 July 2019 The parkways and park roads will now begin with Bde Maka Ska. Molly Guthrey, Twin Cities, "The signs, they are a-changin’: Minneapolis Park Board renames roads near Bde Maka Ska," 29 Apr. 2019

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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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