Definition of national park in US English:

national park


  • A scenic or historically important area of countryside protected by the federal government for the enjoyment of the general public or the preservation of wildlife.

    • ‘Also subject to public control are the national parks and nature reserves.’
    • ‘Most birding hotspots in the State are in the periphery of wildlife sanctuaries and national parks.’
    • ‘Soon after the election was safely won, the area under national parks swelled 50 per cent.’
    • ‘This rule is set by the national parks general policy and approved by the Conservation Authority.’
    • ‘Nearly 40% of Botswana has been set aside for wildlife reserves and national parks.’
    • ‘When summer is hot and dry, and the eucalypt underbrush piled high, the Sydney area's national parks go boom.’
    • ‘Finally, it must be remembered that this is a site in a conservation area in a national park.’
    • ‘The country has established national parks and game reserves where these animals are protected.’
    • ‘The ideal place, most would agree, with the family would be a visit to wildlife sanctuaries, national parks or zoos.’
    • ‘Much of what is left today is found in protected areas such as national parks.’
    • ‘The national parks of the Bahamas are treasure troves of biodiversity.’
    • ‘That could lead to development destructive to wilderness areas and even national parks.’
    • ‘Without the protection of nature reserves and national parks they have little chance of survival.’
    • ‘All is now quiet on the Gallipoli peninsula and the memorial area is preserved as a national park.’
    • ‘We have also heard that if the area is made a national park, we will all be required to leave our hamlet and move elsewhere.’
    • ‘We gather in Rome for a park personnel introduction to Italy's national parks.’
    • ‘We made our way to one of the national parks in the area, Tat Ton and went to look at the waterfall.’
    • ‘In much of southern Africa elephants are protected in national parks.’
    • ‘Aesthetic and cultural sites are commonly associated with large-scale land-use areas such as national parks.’
    • ‘Large areas have been declared national parks or used for state-assisted development schemes.’
    animal sanctuary, preserve, reservation, conservation area
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national park

/ˌnæʃənl ˈpɑrk/