A tract of land declared public property by a national government so as to be preserved and protected for recreational, scenic, ecological or cultural purposes.
Federally owned land managed to maintain areas of outstanding and unique scenery and geographic features for public enjoyment. National parks are under the administration of the National Park Service of the U.S. Department of the Interior.
Tract of predominantly open and attractive countryside designated under the National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act 1949 with its own administration and management role and function as a local planning authority. The statutory purposes of National Parks are to conserve and enhance their natural beauty, wildlife and cultural heritage.