Definition of memorial park in US English:

memorial park


  • 1A cemetery.

    ‘Pine View Memorial Park’
    • ‘The vault and a memorial park were built behind the Honuakaha building to place remains discovered during the construction of the housing complex and to honor the smallpox victims.’
    • ‘Following the ceremony, the families made their way through the memorial park, which houses the remains of 2,300 troops from 11 UN nations, to lay wreaths at the graves of their loved ones.’
    • ‘Generally speaking, Austin's older cemeteries, such as that in which Vela is buried, do not enforce the strict decoration policies in place at newer memorial parks.’
    • ‘About 1200 people are buried in the memorial park, but there are only 120 headstones.’
    1. 1.1 A park designed for contemplation or recreation, commemorating the death of an individual or of many people through a natural or other disaster, or through military action.
      ‘Fort Griswold Memorial Park’
      ‘Martin Luther King, Jr., Memorial Park’
      • ‘The Society is also pursuing ambitious plans to develop an Admiral Browne memorial park, incorporating a replica naval battle ship and interpretive centre on the banks of the Moy in Foxford.’
      • ‘The fund-raiser was to help dedicate a memorial park nearby the Kennedy ancestral home in New Ross, Co. Wexford.’
      • ‘The city has about 333 hectares of land designated for public memorial parks but more than 200 hectares have already been used up.’
      • ‘Today, nothing remains of the airfield except for a 500m2 plot of land donated by a farmer which has been turned into a small memorial park.’
      • ‘The memorial park, along the Moy bank, will be divided into four areas, each telling part of the story of Brown's life.’