stories, photos, anecdotes….. sharing the past
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by dropping in to the Parkes 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.