Poppy Park is a vision of Remember A Soldier organisation, to commemorate the sacrifice of over 102,000 soldiers who have given their life in campaigns from Sudan in 1885 to present day Afghanistan, to uphold freedom in our country.
This commemorative park is to be established in Judges Park Penrith from 21st March-29th April 2015 and will cover 2000sqm. Poppies will be symbolically displayed to form the shape of a giant poppy with the name of each fallen hero attached to the stem.
Access to the park will be via Woodriff St (East side) and The Broadway (Westside) with a Single Poppy costing $9.95, Family Pack $39.95 (4 Poppies), Business Pack $99.95 (10 Poppies) and Century Pack $995.00 (100 Poppies). Poppies may be purchased from www.poppypark.org.au, with proceeds going to Penrith RSL sub-Branch and Legacy.
This is an opportunity for Australians to honour our fallen soldiers with the commemorative symbol of WWI, the Poppy. Owen and Mark Rogers from Remember A Soldier organisation hope this will be the first of many poppy parks throughout Australia and are asking for volunteers to assist with this special project, which is being supported by Penrith City Council and Penrith CBD Corp. The official launch will be during the Penrith Festival.
If you would like to volunteer or find out more information please visit www.poppypark.org.au