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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.
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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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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

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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Sherzaman was of the view that the condition of Urban Forest Park is dismal, adding that they would approach Mayor Karachi Waseem Akhtar for uplifting this park.
'We don't care if it takes 30 years for the forest park to bloom.
Arroceros Forest Park is so disconnected from the busy capital city that when a visitor finds herself standing beside one of the balete trees towering by the Pasig River, she is reminded of the kapre, nuno sa punso, dwende - all Philippine mythical creatures - said to dwell on or around big trees in remote provinces.
For his part, Domagoso vowed, in his talk with Manila Bulletin editors Thursday morning, during that he will not allow any attempt to sell the Arroceros Forest Park since it is one of the few remaining green spaces in the capital city.
At a review meeting participated in by Forests Conservator Javed Gill, Developments Director Nosheen Malik, Additional Deputy Commissioner (Revenue) Rizwan Qadeer, City Assistant Commissioner Rabia Sial and others, it was stated that the proposed forest park would be provided natural habitat for the conservation of wildlife to convert it into an attractive recreational centre.
Talking to reporter, Chief Commissioner/ Chairman CDA Amir Ali Ahmed said that during the anti-encroachment operation the state land has been vacated from the grabbers in Malpur and authority will utilized this land for forest park.
The Nanhua Forest Park, which belongs to Hualien Forest District Office's Nanhua Station, has an area of seven hectares.
Those closer to eastern Seoul can take similar classes at Seoul Forest Park, which will provide two different levels of gardening classes targeted at adults: beginner classes every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and advanced classes every Monday from April to June.
The company is also a partner in the Kielder Water and Forest Park Development Trust, which continues to develop activities and facilities in the wider local area for the benefit of visitors, wildlife and the local economy.
VISITORS to Kielder Water and Forest Park are being urged to train their eyes on the skies over the next couple of weeks, with the area's famous ospreys expected to return to the area soon.
Queen Elizabeth Forest Park, near Aberfoyle , is on a shortlist of sites earmarked for a trial reintroduction in Scotland of the Eurasian lynx.

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