Active living


Parkes residents love their sport, which is why it is no surprise that there are so many sports and recreational activities for residents, new and old, to enjoy. Strong weekend and midweek competitions add to the health and well-being of our community and provide a social outlet for new residents to meet friends and build networks within the community.

Parkes has sports facilities to earn the most discerning enthusiast's admiration. These include an outdoor Olympic swimming pool, an 18-hole grass green gold course, rugby league, rugby union, athletics and AFL ovals, two synthetic hockey fields, three turf wicket ovals, 15 synthetic tennis courts, a skate park, squash courts, basketball and netball complexes, two bowling clubs, racecourse, trotting track, soccer fields, aero Club, archery and paintball.

Beyond the extensive sporting completions, Parkes offers many parks and recreational facilities for residents. Parkes Shire is home to fifty separate parks, reserves and ovals where residents can enjoy walking, bike riding, skating, picnicking, and relaxing.