Located at 4503 Forest Hill Circle, the park is easily accessible via Interstate 20.
A Tribute to Those Who Serve
The Forest Hill Memorial Park honors the military service contributions of the men and women of our armed forces; as well, it remembers the Forest Hill Public Safety Officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty. Located in the DFW Metroplex, the Memorial Park includes the engraved names of men and women who have served or are currently serving in all branches of the U.S. military on the monument panels; a monument honoring POW/MIA service members; and a monument honoring Forest Hill Public Safety Officers.
Reflecting on the military conflicts the United States has experienced over the past century and those in which we are currently involved, the elected officials of the city began discussions about creating a place where groups, especially military in nature like Veterans of Foreign Wars Posts and the Tuskegee Airmen, could celebrate and seek out their cultural peers. Thus, a catalyst for attracting visitors to Forest Hill was born.
In March, 2012, the Forest Hill City Council tasked a committee of volunteers and staff members with creating Memorial Park that would honor Veterans of our city, those of our surrounding communities and cities across the United States, and our Public Safety officers. The Committee secured park space, completed architectural and design work, held a ground-breaking ceremony on November 9, 2012, completing construction of the Memorial Park on the 2.36 acre tract of land in May, 2013. Due to the growing needs of the project, additional panels were installed in May, 2015. The park is built on land donated to the city in 2002 by the Samuel Gene Payte family. Mr. Payte was a successful real estate developer and U.S. Navy Veteran. He served as an Aviation Radioman and a Belly Machine Gunman during WWII.
As a thank you to our Veterans, the City of Forest Hill offers, at no charge, the engraving of your name or that of a loved one on our panels. The application form, along with supporting documentation must be completed and submitted to the city for inclusion. Applications are accepted at any time.
Click here for the engraving application.
Applications and supporting documents accepted via:
Mail: Forest Hill Memorial Park - 3219 California Parkway -Forest Hill, TX 76119
Fax: 817-568-3049, attention Venus Wehle
For more information, call the City of Forest Hill at 817-568-3009.