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National Parks of the World
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A national park is a reserve of land, usually owned by a national government, protected from most human development and pollution. National parks are usually located in places which have been largely undeveloped, and often feature areas with exceptional native animals, plants and, biodiversity, or unusual geological features. [Wikipedia article "National park"]
Expanded Description:

Occasionally, national parks are declared in developed areas with the goal of returning the area to resemble its original state as closely as possible. Most national parks have a dual role as offering a refuge for wildlife and as serving as popular tourist areas. [Wikipedia article "National park"]

For a location to qualify to be listed it must:

  1. Be part of a national park system, be it a park, recreation area, monument, etc.
    Examples would include land managed by:
  2. Publicly accessable
  3. Be one of the following features of the park
    See below for a description of each
    • -Entrance
    • -Visitor Center
    • -Plaques/Educational Display
    • -Major Park Feature
    • -Other

Items that will not be included are

Instructions for Posting a National Parks of the World Waymark:

Please include the name of the park in the Waymark name. Use the following guidelines when selecting items from the variables

The type of park
-Nature - primarily for natural features or environment;
-Recreation Area - for recreational activities including motorized vehicles
-Wildlife Refuge - protect and view wildlife
-Historic/Cultural- protect an historic or cultural feature important to the particular nation's identity
-Other - doesn't fit above, additional detail needed.

The type of listing
-Entrance – where people access the park, entry signs, entry fee stations, etc
-Visitor Center – A structure where information about the park is located
-Plaques/Educational Display – A permanent sign or marker describing a feature in the park
-Major Park Feature – Some natural feature, building, location that is one of the main reasons for establishing the park and does not have a plaque/educational display
-Other – Doesn’t fit above. Requires additional description

At least one recent original photo is required.

Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:

A log will require a recent photograph at the coordinates. Some of these locations will be placed for the scenery, so a gpsr will just ruin the picture.

If you don't have a digital camera post a descriptive log.

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  • Park Name
  • Historic/Cultural Park
  • Natural Park
  • Recreation Area
  • Wildlife Refuge
  • Other Park Type not listed above
  • Park Website
  • Type of Listing
  • Other Type Detail
  • Fees in Local Currency
  • Dates of Access
  • Hours available
  • Hiking
  • Camping
  • Bicycling
  • Horseback Riding
  • Off-Roading
  • Swimming
  • Snorkling/Scuba
  • Boating
  • Rock Climbing
  • Fishing
  • Other Activities
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National Parks of the WorldWicklow Mountains National Park - Ireland

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Wicklow Mountains National Park extends over 20,000 hectares of upland mountain scenery on the doorstep of Dublin.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Noe1

location: Leinster, Ireland

date approved: 11/21/2014

last visited: 3/10/2019

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National Parks of the WorldPhoenix Park - Dublin Ireland

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This is Dublin's playground - the largest urban enclosed park in Europe, with a Circumference of 11km (7m) and a total area of 712 hectares (1,760 acres).

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Windsocker

location: Ireland

date approved: 3/22/2008

last visited: 4/18/2013

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National Parks of the WorldPembrokeshire Coast National Park - Caerfai Bay - Wales, Great Britain.

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Pembrokeshire Coast National Park (Welsh: Parc Cenedlaethol Arfordir Penfro) is a national park along the Pembrokeshire coast in West Wales.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: South Wales, United Kingdom

date approved: 9/1/2013

last visited: 1/8/2013

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