Dive into the Parkes Pool!
Enjoy the Parkes Pool this swimming season!
Fun for the family!
Dive into the Parkes Aquatic Centre, located on Dalton Street. You can swim laps in the 50 metre heated pool and children can take a dip in the splash pool.
Facilities include the Poolside Cafe, BBQ area, covered grandstand and seating, and diving boards (open weekends and school holidays under supervision). There is a disabled hoist for entry to the 50m pool and a water wheelchair.
To aid in planning your visit to the Parkes Pool, please refer to this month’s planned events – anything shown in red indicates closures or no public access.
january 1 (Friday) - 31 (Sunday)
Parkes Aquatic Centre
2 Cecile St, Parkes NSW 2870
Parkes Aquatic Centre02 6862 6001 Dalton Street, Parkes
Celebrating the reuse and recycling of waste!
Waste 2 Art Competition
It’s time to get making! NetWaste and the Parkes Shire Council are collaborating to host the annual Waste 2 Art Competition and Exhibition for 2021.
Waste 2 Art’s aim is to challenge peoples’ perceptions about ‘rubbish’ and to celebrate the reuse and recycling of waste through arts and crafts. Waste to Art provides an innovative approach to waste education, invites schools and community groups to take up the challenge and create a new life for materials that would otherwise have been thrown away.
This exhibition and competition gives aspiring and professional artists the chance to explore and share their waste reduction messages whilst showcasing their artistic ability.
The 2021 theme is Aluminum and Steel Cans, but entries created using any type of material normally considered waste are welcomed.
The Parkes Waste 2 Art Community Art Competition and Exhibition is open to all community members, artists and schools currently residing in the Parkes Shire.
The Outback Arts Gallery in Coonamble will be hosting the regional exhibition in July 2021, featuring the winners from the local competitions in the NetWaste region.
♦ Entries open: Now
♦ Closing date of entries: 5pm Friday 30 April
♦ Delivery date for artworks to local competition: Between 9am – 4pm Thursday 6 May & Friday 7 May
♦ Winners announced & exhibition opening: To be advised
♦ Public exhibition dates: Monday 17 May – Friday 11 June
♦ Collection of entries: Thursday 17 June & Friday 18 June
Enter online using the link above or visit Parkes Shire Library or Council Reception to pick up a physical entry form.
Please note that no late entries will be accepted.
For more information contact Roxanne.Gallacher@parkes.nsw.gov.au – Creative Learning Programs Coordinator on 02 6862 9101.
January 18 (Monday) - June 18 (Friday)
Parkes Shire Library
250 Clarinda St, Parkes
Celebrate Australia Day!
Australia Day in Parkes
It will be a full day again as the Parkes community joins together to celebrate and share the stories that come from our diverse backgrounds and experiences. Each story forms a part of our great Shire.
7am – Begin with a community walk starting at 7am at Cooke Park, followed by a free breakfast at Cooke Park. Breakfast is sponsored by Totally WorkWear Parkes & 2PK. (please note breakfast will be pre-packaged due to COVID-19 guidelines)
10am – All Australian Car Display at Cooke Park.
10.30am – Live entertainment by the Parkes Shire Band at Cooke Park. Enjoy listening to some Australian favourites!
11am – Official ceremony at Cooke Park, including National Anthem, Flag Raising, Ambassador Address & Presentation of Civic, Cultural, Environmental & Sports Awards.
2pm-6pm – Make a splash at the Parkes Aquatic Centre with free entry.
7pm – Enjoy the setting sun with harness racing.
For more information please contact Parkes Shire Council Events Officer, Millie Austin (02) 6861 2333
COVID-19 guidelines & restrictions will be in place. Please note all guests will be asked to sign in, practice physical distancing & encouraged to wear a mask. If you have any flu like symptoms please stay home & get tested.
Australia Day Township Events
Peak Hill – Memorial Park and Pool
7am-7.30am Community BBQ Breakfast
7.30am Official Ceremony, Acknowledgement of Country,
Welcome by Parkes Shire Deputy Mayor, Cr Barbara Newton
Flag raising and National Anthem
Presentation of Australia Day Awards
10am-7pm Peak Hill Pool open with free entry
Tullamore – Memorial Park and Pool
8.30am Flag raising at Memorial Park
10am-2pm Brunch, games, inflatable and free entry at Tullamore Pool
Trundle – Berryman Oval and Pool
5.00pm Picnic at Berryman Oval (BYO chairs & picnic)
5.30pm Flag-Raising Ceremony
Presentations of Citizen and Sporting Awards
Community cricket & entertainment
11am-7pm Trundle Pool open with free entry
Bogan Gate – Memorial Park & Bogan Gate Hall
7.30am Flag raising, welcome & address at Memorial Park
8.00am Community breakfast at Bogan Gate Hall
8.30am Fun competition & prizes
All Day (Tuesday)