- an area of scenic beauty, historical importance, or the like, owned and maintained by a national government for the use of the people.
Origin of national park
An Americanism dating back to 1865–70
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Examples from the Web for national park
Grouse and quail are increasing in numbers under National-Park protection.
The magnificent National-Park idea was thus born by a camp-fire in the wilds.
- a mountainous volcanic region in New Zealand, in the central North Island: ski resort
- an area of countryside for public use designated by a national government as being of notable scenic, environmental, or historical importance