There are Parks filled with men pushing strollers and coffee shops where fathers meet their friends, babes in arms.
Surprise: Parks and Recreation Last year, the Globes nominated Smash for Best Comedy or Musical and snubbed Parks and Recreation.
He Parks the car at the top of a hill overlooking the arresting meadows below, turns the radio up, and procures a smoke.
Parks has proven itself to be a friend of the Starks, integrating Game of Thrones references in the show.
Before Fidel, when segregation was in full swing, the Cuban apartheid meant many clubs and Parks still refused black Cubans entry.
While in Rio we went by day in the Parks or cafes, and spent our evenings together, having a most enjoyable time.
With the oncoming of the Parks and play-grounds, all of this, we may hope, will change.
In his day or two in the great city he drove or walked in the Parks, through the boulevards, and along the lake front.
Judge Parks was at that moment examining some bits of quartz he had picked up.
One of the best lessons gained from the wholesome atmosphere of the Parks is the duty of preserving natural beauties.
mid-13c., "enclosed preserve for beasts of the chase," from Old French parc "enclosed wood or heath land used as a game preserve" (12c.), probably ultimately from West Germanic *parruk "enclosed tract of land" (cf. Old English pearruc, root of paddock (n.2), Old High German pfarrih "fencing about, enclosure," German pferch "fold for sheep," Dutch park).
Internal evidence suggests the West Germanic word is pre-4c. and originally meant the fencing, not the place enclosed. Found also in Medieval Latin as parricus "enclosure, park" (8c.), which likely is the direct source of the Old French word, as well as Italian parco, Spanish parque, etc. Some claim the Medieval Latin word as the source of the West Germanic, but the reverse seems more likely. Some later senses in English represent later borrowings from French. OED discounts notion of a Celtic origin. Welsh parc, Gaelic pairc are from English.
Meaning "enclosed lot in or near a town, for public recreation" is first attested 1660s, originally in reference to London; the sense evolution is via royal parks in the original, hunting sense being overrun by the growth of London and being opened to the public. Applied to sporting fields in American English from 1867.
New York's Park Avenue as an adjective meaning "luxurious and fashionable" (1956) was preceded in the same sense by London's Park Lane (1880). As a surname, Parker "keeper of a park" is attested in English from mid-12c. As a vehicle transmission gear, park (n.) is attested from 1949.