Memorial Hill

Overview

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…

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.

Construction began in the 1920s, and since then 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.

Vehicle access is available during daylight hours. Pedestrian access is unlimited.

Actively welcomes people with access needs.

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