Stratford Parade

Location: Stratford Parade Stratford

Stratford Parade, Stratford, Cairns
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Stratford Parade is a green strip on the side of Stratford Parade, the road.

Stratford Parade is categorised as Linear Open Space.  Linear Parks are low use public open space areas with primary uses for stormwater management, buffering or linkage.  Recreation or active transport are secondary uses.

History behind the name

Named for the road that this park runs adjacent to.  The road is named for the suburb of Stratford.  The settlement was named for the railway siding which was named after Stratford-on-Avon in England. Contrary to popular belief it was not named after Joseph "Joe" Stratford, Service number 1179, who was born in NSW and was killed in 1915 fighting in World War I at the age of 32. Numerous newspaper references dated in the 1880's name the settlement of Stratford. For example the Stratford Hotel is advertised in the Cairns Post on 27 July 1886. As such this rules out it being named for Corporal Stratford.

Last updated: 22 September 2017