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Parkes may refer to:
Sir Henry Parkes (1815–1896), Australian politician, one of the earliest and most prominent advocates for Australian federation
There are also several things named after him:
Parkes, New South Wales, a regional town
Parkes Observatory, a radio telescope near Parkes, New South Wales
Parkes, Australian Capital Territory, a suburb of Canberra
the Division of Parkes (1901-69), an abolished Sydney electorate in the Australian House of Representatives
the Division of Parkes, a current regional electorate in the House of Representatives
the Tenterfield School of Arts known as the Sir Henry Parkes School of Arts, a museum in the building where Parkes made the famous "Tenterfield Oration"
HMAS Parkes, a Royal Australian Navy corvette during WWII
In addition, Parkes may refer to:
Alexander Parkes (1813–1890), English inventor
Broc Parkes (born 1981), Australian motorcycle racer
Dave Parkes, Canadian sports administrator
David Parkes (born 1950), Irish football player
Ebenezer Parkes (1848–1919), English Liberal Unionist politician
Edmund Alexander Parkes (1819–1876), English physician
Edmundson Parkes (1904–1997), President and CEO of United Gas Corporation
Sir Edward Parkes (born 1926), Vice-Chancellor of City University London (1974–1978)
Ernie Parkes (1894–?), Canadian ice hockey player
Fanny Parkes (1794–1875), Welsh travel writer
Gerard Parkes, Irish-born Canadian actor
Gregory Parkes, (b. 1964), American Catholic bishop
Harry Smith Parkes (1828–1885), British consul in China and Japan
Harry Parkes (1920–2009), English footballer
Harry Parkes (football manager), (1888–1947), English footballer and manager
Henry Bamford Parkes (1904–1972), English historian and author
Howard Parkes (1877–1920), English cricketer
James Parkes (clergyman) (1896–1981), Historian and activist from the Channel Islands
James Parkes (rugby player) (born 1980), English rugby union player
James S. Parkes, former American Republican Party politician
Jordan Parkes (born 1983), English footballer
Joseph Parkes (1796–1865), English political reformer
Kineton Parkes (1865–1938), English novelist, art historian and librarian
Lauren Parkes (born 1987), American beauty pageant contestant
Michael Parkes (born 1944), American fantasy artist
Mike Parkes (1931–1977), British racing driver
Nii Parkes (born 1974), British-born Ghanaian poet
Phil Parkes (born 1947), former English football goalkeeper (for Wolverhampton Wanderers)
Phil Parkes (born 1950), former English football goalkeeper (for Queens Park Rangers and West Ham United)
Robin Parkes, Australian businessman
Samuel Parkes (chemist) (c. 1759 – 1825), British chemist
Samuel Parkes (VC) (1815–1864), British recipient of the Victoria Cross
Shaun Parkes (born 1973), English actor
Terence Parkes, UK cartoonist known as Larry
Taylor Parkes (born 1972), British journalist
Tony Parkes (born 1949), former English professional footballer
Walter F. Parkes, American screenwriter and producer
Lee Parkes (born 1981)Mechanical Engineer and Physicist.
Other uses:
Parkes process, a pyrometallurgical industrial process
Mysterious Mr. Parkes, a 1930 comedy drama film starring Claudett Colbert
See also
Parke (disambiguation)
Park (disambiguation)

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