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A park is an area of natural, semi-natural or planted space set aside for human enjoyment and recreation or for the protection of wildlife or natural habitats. Urban parks are green spaces set aside for recreation inside towns and cities. National parks and country parks are green spaces used for recreation in the countryside. State parks and provincial parks are administered by sub-national government states and agencies. Parks may consist of grassy areas, rocks, soil and trees, but may also contain buildings and other artifacts such as monuments, fountains or playground structures. Many parks have fields for playing sports such as baseball and football, and paved areas for games such as basketball. Many parks have trails for walking, biking and other activities. Some parks are built adjacent to bodies of water or watercourses and may comprise a beach or boat dock area. Urban parks often have benches for sitting and may contain picnic tables and barbecue grills.

The largest parks can be vast natural areas of hundreds of thousands of square kilometers (or square miles), with abundant wildlife and natural features such as mountains and rivers. In many large parks, camping in tents is allowed with a permit. Many natural parks are protected by law, and users may have to follow restrictions (e.g. rules against open fires or bringing in glass bottles). Large national and sub-national parks are typically overseen by a park ranger. Large parks may have areas for canoeing and hiking in the warmer months and, in some northern hemisphere countries, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in colder months. There are also amusement parks which have live shows, fairground rides, refreshments, and games of chance or skill.

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Crystal Cove, Hyde Park. New York
Euterpe Knoll Hyde Park N. York.
"The Park." Holograph poem, unsigned, undated.
new Polski mazurka, danced at the Park Theatre, New York, by Madlle. Fanny Elssler & Madlle Des Jardaines, with rapturous applause. Thayer & Co's Lithogy. Boston.
Juneau City. Curiosity shop. New York Sterecope Card.
Lee's Ord. Park, Petersburg
Plan and section of a park sttion.
Views : A Row of Houses, Bridge, and Park
No. 5. Cooley's Park, Sierra Blanca Range, Arizona.
Map[s] showing progress made in the improvement of the Western [and] Eastern Division[s] of South Park, Chicago, Ill's. 1880 (The improved portion represented in colors)
Head of the Statue of Liberty on display in a park in Paris.
Gus Hills Minstrels, 1890-1898 Park Avenue, Manhattan.
Broadway, East Side. City Hall Park.
Broadway, East Side. Post Office. Ann St. to City Hall Park.
Tabernacle, Salt Lake City; Temple, Salt Lake City, 1900; Rico, Colorado, Oct 1900; Indians sitting on log, at Fair, Durango, Colorado, Oct. 1900, Frank, Nettie and Buckingham at Durango, Colo., at the park.
Central Park.
Bryant Park.
View of fountain in garden adjoining Ellis Island building.
Another view of the ferry boat, as it nears Battery Park. The building under construction (right of center) is the U.S. Customs House, built from 1902-1906.
Two column bent viaduct; traveler for erecting forms, central park tunnel - (in this tunnel ducts are built in the sidewalls).
34th Street and Park Avenue, looking south.
Columns of Hotel Belmont, passing through subway at 42d Street and Park Avenue.
Yellowstone National Park., Yellowstone National Park
An Essay on Duplex Apartments in general, and those at 471 Park Avenue in particular, by Richard Morton; Plan of Ground Floor.
471 Park Avenue. Typical plan of mezzanine or chamber floor; Typical plan of main or living room floor.
[Riverside Park?.]
Rossleigh Court, Northwest corner of 85th Street and Central Park West.
The Langham, Central Park West, from 73rd to 74th Streets.
No. 960 Park Avenue. Northwest Corner Eighty-second Street.
Harperly Hall. North Corner Central Park West and Sixty-fourth Street.
Upholstered chair and couch with adjustable ends. The property of Lord Sackville, Knole Park, ca. 1600.
No. 535 Park Avenue. Northeast Corner Sixty-first Street.
No. 970 Park Avenue. Southwest Corner Eighty-third Street.
No. 830 Park Avenue. Southwest Corner Seventy-sixth Street.
No. 1 Lexington Avenue. Gramercy Park.
No. 875 Park Avenue. Southeast Corner Seventy-eighth Street.
No. 143 Park & Tilford - Bonwit, Harris & Co. ladies wear - No. 159 O.J. Gude Co.
Woolworth Bldg. foundations, Broadway and Park Place
No. 271 Central Park West. Northwest Corner Eighty-seventh Street.
No. 903 Park Avenue. Northeast Corner Seventy-ninth Street.
The Montana.  Three-Seventy-Five Park Avenue.
No. 3 East 85th Street. Overlooking Central Park.
No. 405 Park Avenue. Northeast Corner Fifty-fourth Street.
No. 555 Park Avenue. Southeast Corner Sixty-second Street.
No. 103 East 75th Street. Near Park Avenue.
No. 565-569 Park Avenue. East Side of Avenue, Between 62nd and 63d Streets.
No. 118 East Fifty-fourth Street. Near Park Avenue.
Charles Shannon, Holland Park, February 5th, 1907.
Murray Hill Hotel, 112 Park Avenue, Manhattan.
Firehouse, Park Avenue and East 135th Street, Manhattan.
Gramercy Park, nos. 3-5, Manhattan.
Gramercy Park, west side looking southeast, Manhattan.
Murray Hill Hotel, from Park Avenue and 40th Street, Manhattan.
Picnic park created by CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps). Savoy Mountain State Park, Massachusetts
Carved satinwood barback settee, late eighteenth century. Property of R. W. Hudson, Esq., Park Lane. Painted and gilt table, ca. 1800. In the National Collection.
Wagon park.
Flatbush. Town of Flatabush, Kings Co. L.I. - Prospect Park.
Bronx, Topographical Map Sheet 1; [Map bounded by Morris St., Livingstone Ave., Hamilton Ave., Broadway, Highland Ave., Park Hill Ave., Tibbet's Brook; Including Lawrence St., New York Boston Railroad, Mosholu Ave., Old Post Road, Riverdale, Bettners Lane]
The National Park Bank of New York; Riker's Drug Store.
Building in Dairen's Electricity Park (?)
The Van Cortlandt, northwest corner Park Avenue and 96th Street; Plan of first floor; Plan of upper floors.
The Hanover, Northeast corner Park Avenue and 83rd Street ; Plan of first floor ; Plan of upper floor.
Audubon Park Apartments, southeast corner Broadway and 156th Street; Plan of first floor; Plan of upper floors.
The Courtenay, 55 Central Park West, between 65th and 66th Streets; Typical floor plan.
Renault Court, 207-211 Cathedral Parkway (West 110th Street); Plan of first floor; Plan of upper floors; View of Central Park from Renault Court.
Dacona Hall, southwest corner 122nd Street and Claremont Avenue; Plan of first floor; Plan of upper floors; Riverside Park looking North, toward Dacona Hall; A view of Riversidr [sic] Park; Looking North from Dacona Hall. Drive
Late eighteenth-century decorative furniture. In the drawing-room of R. W. Hudson, Esq., Park Lane, W. Satinwood and mahogany inlaid pianoforte, with Wedgwood plaques, ormolu mounts, panel and stars, presented by Manuel Godoy to the Queen of Spain in 1796. Painted satinwood chairs and shaped cabinet.
Plan of Ground floor No. 471 Park Avenue.
Duplex Apartment house. No. 471 Park Avenue.
Central Park West, North from Sixty-fifth Street.
Georgean Court. Southwest Corner Central Park West and Sixty-sixth Street.
Satinwood wardrobe, inlaid with tulipwood, harewood, holly, ebony, mahogany, and other woods. Style--late eighteenth century. Property of James Kirkley, Esq., Cleadon Park.
The Brentmore. Southwest Corner Central Park West and Sixty-ninth Street.
No. 515 Park Avenue. Southeast Corner Sixtieth Street.
Typical Main or Living-room floor of 471 Park Avenue.
The Ramondo. Southwest Corner Park Avenue and Seventy-fourth Street.
The Prasada. Central Park West and Sixty-fifth Street.
Typical Mezzanine or Chamber floor of No. 471 Park Avenue.
Satinwood dressing-table with medallions, painted in grisaille and floral festoons in natural colours, attributed to Angelica Kauffmann, R.A. or Cipriani, R.A. Property of Thomas Kirkley, Esq., Cleadon Park. Late eighteenth century.
No. 40 East 62D Street. Between Park and Madison Avenues.
The Langham. Central Park West, Seventy-third to Seventy-fourth Street.
No. 104 East Fortieth Street. At Park Avenue.
Metropolitan Club - Madison trust Co. - Park & Tilford, fancy groceries - Hotel Netherland
Newark, V. 1, Double Page Plate No. 2 [Map bounded by Warren St., W. Park St., Broad St., Market St., Springfield Ave., S. Orange Ave., Howard St., Henry St., Colden St.]
Newark, V. 1, Double Page Plate No. 6 [Map bounded by Passaic River, Centre St., Park Pl., W. Park St., Warren St., Plane St., James St.]
Bergen County, V. 2, Double Page Plate No. 26 [Map bounded by Borough of Midland Park]
Bergen County, V. 2, Double Page Plate No. 24 [Parts of the borough of Midland Park TWP., of Franklin and Village of Ridge Wood]
Bergen County, V. 2, Double Page Plate No. 27 [Parts of Hills Dale and Washington TWP., and the boroughs of Mont Vale, Park Ridge, Woodgliffe and West Wood]
Bergen County, V. 2, Double Page Plate No. 34 [Map of Rose Mont., Peter D. Henderson Plan, August Heusel Plan, Rose Ville., Bellport Land Co., Raphael and Rasalie Grunauer map at Warren Point, John F. Lee Map, Dundee Lake, E. Paterson Co-Operative Land Co. Plan, Gilbert B. Ackerman Plan, Whitehead Land Co., Rochelle Park, Fairlawn Ter., Saddle River Land Co., Map of Fair Lawn Land IMP., Hartman V. Vanriper Map, Dundee Lake IMP.]
Bergen County, V. 2, Double Page Plate No. 35 [Map of Midland TWP., Maywood Heights, Etna, N.Y. and N.J. Investment Co., H.J. Martinot, William Simpson, Rochelle Terrace, River Edge Park, River Edge Heights, United States Land and Home Co., Salter, Verrinder Rochelle Park, S.E. Wood Midland TWP., Rochelle Park Land Co., Oradell Heights]
Park Row, 'Newspaper Row', Manhattan.
St. Bartholomew's, Waldorf Astoria, General Electric Building, Park Avenue and 51st Street, Manhattan.
Fort Jasper, Chalcedony Park, Ariz. (petrified forest).
Plate 29: [Bounded by W. 133rd Street, Seventh Avenue, W. 122nd Street, Eighth Avenue, W. 121st Street, Public Drive, W. 122nd Street, Riverside Park and (Hudson River) Twelfth Avenue.]
Plate 28: [Bounded by W. 133rd Street, Sixth Avenue, W. 134th Street, Harlem River, First Avenue, E. 122nd Street, (Mount Morris Park) W. 122nd Street and Seventh Avenue.]
Plate 26: [Bounded by (Riverside Park) Riverside Avenue, W. 119th Street, Eleventh Avenue, W. 121st Street, Eight Avenue and W. 101st Street.]
Plate 41: [Central Park bounded by Eight Avenue, 110th Street, Fifth Avenue and 59th Street; Blackwells Island bounded by West Channel and East Channel.]
Plate 17: Bounded by (Hudson River, Riverside Park) Eleventh Avenue, W. 81st Street, (Central Park) Ninth Avenue and W. 62nd Street.
Essex County, Left Page Plate: [Map bounded by Park St., Union St., Walnut St., Broad St.]

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