Memorial Hill

Memorial Hill 2018-04-05T11:31:07+00:00

Memorial Hill

Memorial Hill is located on Bushman Street.

Memorial Hill provides the best vantage point for magnificent views over Parkes and the surrounding farmlands. It is the most visible landmark in town, with its 33-metre high Shrine of Remembrance standing high over Parkes. The hill offers the opportunity for a leisurely bush walk around the monument surrounds, or a picnic in Rotary Park and adventure playground on the northern side of the hill.

It is undoubtedly the most significant symbol of wartime history in Parkes and attracts many visitors each year to pay their respects to fallen soldiers, and enjoy the serenity of the surrounding area.

Since its construction in the late 1920s, it has come to recognise multiple conflicts including World War II, Korean and Vietnam wars.

In 2014, Parkes Shire Council commenced work to restore the memorial and rejuvenate the surrounding precinct.

Check out this birds-eye view of Memorial Hill.

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