The word park is a noun. Park means (1) a facility in which ball games are played (especially baseball games), (2) a gear position that acts as a parking brake, (3) a large area of land preserved in its natural state as public property, (4) a piece of open land for recreational use in an urban area, (5) a lot where cars are parked.
Park is also a verb that means (1) place temporarily, (2) maneuver a vehicle into a parking space.
The following articles and web pages elaborate on the word park.
This is the official website for the National Park Service, created in 1916 by President Woodrow Wilson. Following its creation, over 100 countries organized similar services. The Service, part of the Dept. of the Interior, cares for the over 400 natural parks that include places as diverse as the Grand Canyon and the Statue of Liberty. On the website users can search for parks by State and more.
This park and playground directory lists local parks and playgrounds that are located in each state of the USA. The photograph on this page depicts playground equipment in a subtropical park setting.
Located in southeastern California, 140 miles east of Los Angeles, Joshua Tree National Park includes parts of the Mohave Desert and Colorado Desert and gets its name from the spiky-tipped Joshua trees that are native to the Mohave Desert ecosystem.
Browse this sportswear manufacturer directory for information about sportswear manufacturers in the United States. The photo on this page depicts two joggers in a park, wearing sports apparel.
The Museum, located on Central Park West in New York City, was founded in 1869 by several philanthropists, including Theodore Roosevelt. The Museum has an enormous collection of animals, an anthropological collection, a Planetarium, and much more. On the website, users can find much more information about special exhibits, visiting, resources available on line, and more.
Bonaire has achieved international renown as a premier diving and windsurfing destination. The island's attractions include a well-managed Marine Park, a nature preserve, and a flamingo sanctuary.
This United States government map portal provides access to maps produced by government agencies such as the USGS, Census Bureau, Forest Service, NOAA, and National Park Service.
Texas A&M, in College Park, in Texas, was founded in 1876 as the State's Land Grant College. Today it is a land-grant, sea-grant, and space-grant university. There are over 45,000 students. It is also the home of the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum. The School has graduate programs in veterinary science, business, and architecture, among others. More information on the website.
Bar Harbor is a picturesque small town in southeastern Maine that is located on the northeast shore of Mount Desert Island. Nearby Acadia National Park contains Cadillac Mountain, the highest point on the eastern seaboard.
Located in Grant Park, the encyclopedic Art Institute of Chicago (AIC) is associated with a school of the same name. As one of the largest art museums in the USA, its permanent collection features Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art as well as American art, Old Masters, decorative arts, Asian art, and modern and contemporary art. Industrial, graphic, and architecture design exhibits are also on display in this Beaux-Arts style building.
Since its founding, this university has embodied the aspirations and determination of the abolitionists who settled on the Kaw River in August 1854. Their goals were to ensure that the Kansas Territory entered the union as a free state, and to establish a university in the new State. Nearly 150 years later, KU is a major public research and teaching institution of 28,000 students and 2,600 faculty members on five campuses (Lawrence, Kansas City, Overland Park, Wichita, and Salina).
This National Park directory page lists National Parks, Historic Landmarks, and Natural Landmarks in the State of Alaska. An interactive Alaska map, plus photos and highlights, are included thereon.
Recreation.gov is a gateway to America's Outdoors. It offers trip planning, information sharing, and reservations services for recreational facilities operated by government agencies such as the Army Corps of Engineers, the Forest Service, the National Park Service, the Bureau of Land Management, the Bureau of Reclamation, and the Fish and Wildlife Service. Website visitors can discover recreational opportunities in a specific area and make reservations online or by phone.
The following articles provide recent park-related news.