Public Art Trail

The Council commissioned a local artist, Jac Clark, to create some artwork to place on walls throughout the CBD. It takes about 8 minutes to walk from one end to the other.

It’s a rather short walk …. so why include it here?

How about slowing it down?  Take a good look at the details you might usually miss – colour combinations, textural contrasts, the quirky and the beautiful – and not just on the artworks!

It’s an exercise for the creative mind, and you don’t need a creative mind to begin.

Sheep with window reflections


Length:  1.2km return

Time:  At a minimum, about 16 minutes. But how slow can you go?

Type of path: Footpath, paving and concrete.

Gradient: Flat

Nearest public toilets: Corner of Clarinda and Church streets, and also in Cooke Park.


(map to come)


The walk begins at the corner of Clarinda and Bushman streets. Head south along Clarinda Street. It doesn’t matter which side you start as you will probably cross the street a number of times when something catches your eye.

Keep a look out for the artworks. Some weren’t commissioned and are hidden (in plain sight!)

The public art trail ends at the mural near Cooke Park. However, half a block further is the must-see freshly-minted Elvis statue.

Enjoy a brief rest in the park and then head back to the starting point.

What did you see on the return journey that you missed first time round?

Related links

Public Art Trail – Parkes Shire Council

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Useful information for walkers

Pedestrian Safety – Transport NSW

Tips for Pedestrians – from the NSW Centre for Road Safety