The grounds have been laid out as a recreation garden.
A public recreation ground, Brinton Park, was opened in 1887.
The higher summits in the south are above the tree line and expose great areas of bare rock: mountaineering is here a delightful summer recreation, with camps in the highland forests and ascents to the lofty peaks.
It makes me most happy to remember the hours we spent helping each other in study and sharing our recreation together.
The National Zoological Park at Washington, D.C., was founded by Congress in1889-1890"for the advancement of science and the instruction and recreation of the people."