Definition of parkland in English:



also parklands
  • 1Open land consisting of fields and scattered groups of trees.

    • ‘Across Britain the National Trust owns over 600,000 acres of parkland - 80 per cent of which is used for grazing by cattle and sheep.’
    • ‘Sometime after AD 73 this was superseded by a palace, built using many exotic imported materials and surrounded by gardens and landscaped parkland.’
    • ‘A long oval, it is entirely parkland, with mature trees and an ancient wooden water tower which is now a theatre and observation platform.’
    • ‘Norfolk's feral birds haunt lakes and stretches of river in wooded parkland, the Broads and Breckland meres.’
    • ‘I wonder if a future U.S. President will open up national parklands to oil drilling.’
    • ‘Further expansion followed in the next century, with the south wing rebuilt and 900 acres of parkland landscaped by Capability Brown.’
    • ‘At the rear three sets of huge French windows lead to a stunning south-facing colonnaded terrace overlooking 125 acres of parkland and a large swimming pool.’
    • ‘Originally open parkland on top of a hill, it is covered in a neat array of ornate, almost dreamlike, yet strangely functional Art Nouveau architecture.’
    • ‘If it's a success and chooses to expand, what of the neighbouring trees and parkland?’
    • ‘The setting is glorious, in the shadow of Mount Nephin, surrounded by 150 acres of parkland and woodland that extends to the shores of Lough Conn.’
    • ‘Householders currently enjoy sweeping views across open parkland and across the countryside towards Wroughton.’
    • ‘From here we progress northwards, meeting the outskirts of Milton Keynes the following day - more tidy gardens and open parklands than monstrosity - and have our first pub lunch at the appropriately named Barge Inn.’
    • ‘Plans to build a luxury housing development on open parkland at Burmah Castrol went on display today.’
    • ‘We all want to be near the sandy beaches, overlooking treed gullies, gazing towards mountain backdrops, or within walking distances of rivers, creeks, treed parklands.’
    • ‘Other external features include extensive landscaped open spaces adjoining parklands, video intercoms to each unit, underground car parking and a high-speed lift from the car park to all floors.’
    • ‘In glorious sunshine, the attractive parkland, which features woodland and a lake, was an attractive place to spend a day.’
    • ‘Furthermore, changes in treeline can adversely impact some plants and wildlife that depend on open parkland.’
    • ‘The walk will follow paths crossing 1,500 acres of parkland, woodland and farmland and is suitable for everyone.’
    • ‘It is set in pleasant parkland with good tree cover and grassed areas running along the riverbank.’
    • ‘The Mountain Bluebird is the only bluebird that nests in alpine parkland and high elevation open areas.’
    grassland, woodland, garden, gardens, lawns, grounds, estate
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    1. 1.1US Land reserved for a public park.
      • ‘A quick-fix solution could be in sight to Western Bay's shortage of big tracts of public parkland.’
      • ‘The lands were acquired from the Department of Indian Affairs in 1917 and were intended to be used as public parkland.’
      • ‘However, he confirms meeting with the conservation groups and reaching an agreement on the parkland.’
      • ‘Aged care facilities will be banned from Callan Park if amendments made to a State Government bill to protect the parkland are passed.’
      • ‘Without the help and support of these people the maintenance of the parkland would be much more difficult, he said…’
      • ‘At every turn, they protest any use of the public parklands around them that upsets the bucolic feel of their community.’
      • ‘The city owns the parkland and building where Lakeview is located, leasing the treasured spot to a local mom & pop operator.’
      • ‘The state government has announced it will purchase the $15 million waterfront industrial site and return it to public parkland.’
      • ‘But councillors voted it through, welcoming the provision of 151 affordable homes and the 30 acres of public parkland.’
      • ‘I think the area has to be declared a dedicated parkland.’
      • ‘The 220-acre site could also be opened up to the public with parklands created and walks connecting it to the Chevin.’
      • ‘Outside the Dome, AEG's plan will be to create offices, retail and leisure facilities, parkland and public spaces.’
      • ‘A parking space in York's Castle car park was turfed over today by campaigners who want the area below Clifford's Tower to become public parkland.’
      • ‘Setting aside parkland and open space somewhat misses the point if the rest of the environment is badly out of whack.’
      • ‘The developers have set aside 60 of the 110 acres of land at the site for parkland and wooded areas.’
      • ‘The game itself is extraordinarily simple: The gameboard is a standard 9x9 grid of squares with the central 3x3 area reserved as parklands.’
      • ‘But the new community will not just be a sea of houses with at least half the site earmarked to form open spaces and parkland.’
      • ‘Last year, near camel trains of food and accoutrements sprawled across Phoenix Park and half the parklands of Ireland.’
      • ‘We want the 80 million acres of national parkland to be accessible and comfortable for the use of the American people.’
      • ‘Should it be a swath of parkland and public squares, or should it be developed with condos, beachfront homes and cultural venues?’