Stanley Park is a 404.9 hectare (1,001 acre) urban park bordering downtown Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. It was opened in 1888 by David Oppenheimer in the name of Lord Stanley of Preston, the Governor-General of Canada.
It is more than 10% larger than New York City's Central Park and almost half the size of London's Richmond Park. The park attracts an estimated eight million visitors every year, including locals and tourists, who come for its recreational facilities and its natural attributes. A paved 22 kilometres (14 mi) seawall path circles the park, which is used by 2.5 million pedestrians, cyclists, and inline skaters every year. Much of the park remains forested with an estimated half million trees, some of which stand as tall as 76 metres (249 ft) and are up to hundreds of years old. There are approximately 200 kilometres (120 mi) of trails and roads in the park, which are patrolled by the Vancouver Police Department's equine mounted squad. The Project for Public Spaces has ranked Stanley Park as the sixteenth best park in the world and sixth best in North America.
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... Stanley Park Aerodrome was an airfield located in the Stanley Park area of Blackpool, Lancashire England which was in use for civil and military flying from 1929 until closure of the ...
... announced that an aerodrome would be built near Stanley Park, which would become Blackpool Stanley Park Airport offering flights to the Isle of Man ... decision was made in 1936 by the Ministry of Transport to close the airport at Stanley Park ...
... Bispham Rock Gardens George Bancroft Park, Blackpool Kincraig Lake Ecological Reserve Kingscote Park, Blackpool Moor Park, Blackpool Salisbury Woodland Gardens, Blackpool ...
... Gardens is an open space located in the east of Blackpool, flanked by East Park Drive and Woodside Drive and linking Blackpool Zoo with Stanley Park ... developed as a shelter belt for the adjacent Stanley Park Golf Course ... In 1967, Parks Director Norman Leach appointed gardener Pete Perry and his Flying Squad of gardeners to plant up the gardens ...
... artificial, captive 17-hectare body of water, west of Georgia Street, near the entrance to Stanley Park ... It was created in 1916 by the construction of the Stanley Park causeway ... at its western end at high tide waves would lap across what is now the Ceperley Park area at Second Beach, which was then just a sandbar ...
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