Park Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old park quotes, park sayings, and park proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.     

John Muir

There are no words that can tell the hidden spirit of the wilderness, that can reveal its mystery, its melancholy, and its charm.     

Theodore Roosevelt

And Reality is hard. It is no walk in the park, this thing called life.     

Patty Duke

Parks are but pavement disguised with a growth of grass.     

George Gissing

Parks are idealizations of nature, but nature in fact is not a condition of the ideal.      

Robert Smithson

Within National Parks is room, glorious room, room in which to find ourselves, in which to think and hope, to dream and plan, to rest and resolve.     

Enos Mills

The scenic ideals that surround even our national parks are carriers of a nostalgia for heavenly bliss and eternal calmness.     

Robert Smithson

The world is a playground, and death is the night     


Parks and playgrounds are the soul of a city.     

Marty Rubin

It is the child in man that is the source of his uniqueness and creativeness, and the playground is the optimal milieu for the unfolding of his capacities and talents.     

Eric Hoffer

Make your race a playground, not a proving ground.     

Lauren Fleshma

A national park is not a playground. It's a sanctuary for nature and for humans who will accept nature on nature's own terms.     

Michael Frome

Behind every great amusement park is a great fan site.     

Walt Disney

Preserving parks and open spaces is a winner because it doesn't need to be explained to everyday Americans.     

Frank Luntz

The true object of all human life is play. Earth is a task garden; heaven is a playground.     

Gilbert K. Chesterton

They say a happy childhood is a lousy preparation for life. Kids who spend their playground days fat, ginger or gay know the truth.     

Adam Baker