History Parkes

stories, photos, anecdotes….. sharing the past

Discovering the stories behind the Parks & Sporting Fields of the Parkes Shire

Within the Parkes Shire there are a plethora of parks, gardens and sporting fields. The history of each park is interesting and unique – whether it was named after a former Mayor or the place where locals took on Sir Donald Bradman in cricket! This site will be uncovering the stories and facts behind the playing and recreation fields of the Parkes shire.

One of the core aims of this site is to provide the public with a chance to interact and play a part in recording for posterity their stories and their family history. If you have information regarding one of the parks, sporting fields or public gardens within the shire of Parkes, please contact Parkes Library staff by telephoning (02) 6861 2309 or emailing library@parkes.nsw.gov.au or by dropping in to the Parkes Library.

Harrison Park - Home of Soccer in Parkes. Photograph by Dan Fredericks (Parkes Shire Library)

Harrison Park – Home of Soccer in Parkes. Photograph by Dan Fredericks (Parkes Shire Library)

The Parkes Shire Council website provides information on the parks and gardens within the shire, as well as some information for visitors and locals regarding the facilities that are at each location.

The upcoming posts will explore all sorts of interesting facts and figures. Visiting national and international sporting teams, State and National championships, caged birds and animals, the addition of lighting to public parks. The naming of a park was in order to recognise someone’s positive contribution to society; so that they would never be forgotten. Famous locals including Berryman, Cooke, Mazoudier and Lindner to name a few. Their achievements will be highlighted – a reminder to many of us of their contribution to their communities.

The Red Berets landed in Lindner Oval, Peak Hill. Why did they land here? What was happening at the time?

The Red Berets landed in Lindner Oval, Peak Hill. Why did they land here? What was happening at the time? Source: Parkes Champion Post

One comment on “Discovering the stories behind the Parks & Sporting Fields of the Parkes Shire

  1. Dawn Logue
    July 3, 2015

    What a wonderful idea. People in other States think of Parkes as “Elvis” Country
    but it should be remembered for those who worked and toiled to make it the great town that it is today like some of my relatives.

    Liked by 1 person

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