The definition of a national park is a public space maintained by the federal government which preserves nature, history or science for visitors.
National Park Facts
- A national park is a section of land that has been acquired by the United States government as a means of preservation for both land and the animals that are indigenous to the area the park encompasses.
- National parks are protected land. They cannot be developed.
- They are public space, which is there for the use and enjoyment of everyone.
- The United States has over 50 areas within the country that are designated as national park systems.
- The Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve in Alaska is over 13.1 million acres, topping the list of all 58 national parks in terms of overall size and area.
- The smallest national park system in America is Thaddeus Kosciuszko National Memorial Park in Pennsylvania which spans just over 2000 acres.
- The United States National Park System employs over 20,000 people on a paid professional basis, and also employs over 145,000 volunteers.
Beautiful Yosemite National Park.
an area of scenic beauty, historical and scientific interest, etc. maintained and preserved by the federal government for the public to visit
A tract of land declared public property by a national government with a view to its preservation and development for purposes of recreation and culture.
(plural national parks)
- An area of land reserved by the national government for recreational use.