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1 City (1990 pop. 16,925), Clayton co., NW Ga., a suburb of Atlanta; inc. 1908. It is a major warehouse and distribution center adjacent to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and has diverse manufacturing. An army depot and a large state farmers' market are also there. 2 Town (1990 pop. 14,918), Cook co., NE Ill., a suburb of Chicago, on the Des Plaines River; inc. 1884 as Harlem, name changed 1907. Its manufactures include bronze products, burial vaults, and cranes.

Forest Park

Address:NW 29th Ave and Upshur St to Newberry Rd
Portland, OR 97210

Size: 5,150 acres.
Location:In northwestern Portland on the northeastern face of Tualatin Mountain.
Facilities:Trail system totals 40 miles, including the 30-mile Wildwood Trail.
Activities:Hiking, bicycling, mountain biking, horseback riding.
Special Features:The nation's largest forested park within a city's limits.

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Forest Park

Address:1500 Colonial Pkwy
Fort Worth, TX 76110

Size: 233 acres.
Location:Colonial Parkway and University Drive.
Facilities:Group shelters, pools, log cabin village, zoo, botanic garden, miniature train, playground, multi-use trails, sports areas.
Activities:Swimming, camping, hiking, bicycling, soccer.
Special Features:The Fort Worth Zoo (817-759-7555) is located within the park boundaries. The zoo is open daily, 10 am-5 pm. The park also maintains a miniature train that offers visitors a five-mile circuit of the park.

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Forest Park

Address:Kingshighway & Lindell Blvd
Saint Louis, MO 63110

Size: 1,293 acres.
Location:Kingshighway and Lindell Boulevard.
Facilities:Picnic areas, concessions, lakes, boat and bicycle rentals, bike trails, gardens, historical monuments and exhibits, art museum, science center, theater, zoo, skating rink, playgrounds, golf course, athletic fields and courts.
Activities:Boating, fishing, bicycling, golf, tennis, baseball, softball, rugby, soccer, ice skating.
Special Features:Special attractions include the St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis Science Center, Muny Opera, Missouri Historical Society, and regionally famous Jewel Box, a botanical garden/architectural landmark in the art deco style. The park also hosts annual wine festivals, balloon races, and Shakespeare festivals.

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Forest Park


a wooded area in the green zone of cities, industrial centers, and workers’ settlements. Forest parks are established for recreational purposes—that is, for example, they improve areas by beautifying the landscape, and they are intended to be places where people can relax. Their size varies from several hundred to 2,000–3,000 hectares (ha).

When a forest park is laid out, existing wooded areas are taken into account, trees and shrubs are rearranged, improvements are made, new bodies of water are created or old ones repaired, footpaths are built, and recreational equipment is installed. In a forest park visitors can pick mushrooms, berries, fruits, and ornamental plants. These activities are prohibited in a regular park. However, hunting birds and animals is forbidden in forest parks. Hayfields and pastures are not maintained there. Plants of industrial and medicinal value may be picked only with special permission.

In forest parks forestry’s goals are to maintain the forest environment, preserve the undergrowth, and increase the life-span, hardiness, and decorative, healthful, and aesthetic qualities of the trees. Growing timber is a secondary concern. The condition of the soil is carefully watched to make sure that it is not too heavily trampled. When necessary, it is loosened and fertilized. In selected places wooden boxes are hung up for starlings, hollows are made in tree trunks for other birds, and feed boxes are set out for such animals as roe deer and squirrels. During harsh winters, the animals are provided with fodder.


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