Barrow Park

Barrow Park

 Barrow Park


Escape the hustle and bustle of the town centre and visit Barrow Park for some peace and tranquillity!

Set in an area of 45 acres, accessed from Abbey Road, Park Drive, Park Avenue and Greengate Street, the award winning Park provides the perfect place to stroll on sunny afternoons.

Barrow Park provides crown green bowling facilities, putting green, boating and display glasshouse.  There is also a miniature railway and play area for younger children. A state-of-the art concrete skate park is accessible from Park Drive.

The park gates are locked: April 1st to October 31st - 9.00pm until 7.30am  
                                   November 1st until 31st March - 7.00pm until 7.30am

Barrow Park Cenotaph steps


To check for opening times or special events before you visit, please contact: 

Streetcare Office on 01229 876543 Email:

Barrow Park cafe, 'Cafe Pavilion' offers toasted teacakes, toast, hot and cold drinks, confectionery, crisps, ice cream and cakes, etc. The Cafe is open between approximately 10am and 5pm April to October (weather dependant) and will be open occasionally during the winter.

2017 Events:

Every Saturday - Park  run - 9am from the Bandstand for more details visit 

Wed 31st May to Wed 16th Aug - HIIT training class 9.30am -10.15am at the Bandstand 

Tai chi each Wednesday throughout July  8-9am Barrow bandstand, Barrow Park


Sunday 23rd July - Furness model boat regatta - 10am to 3pm on the lake

                            Sugarfoot 2-4pm in the Bandstand

Sunday 30th July - Summer 'Soul' in the Park at the Bandstand from 12noon                                    (Tamla motown, Northern Soul, Stax, Atlantic, Philly, modern & more, played by premier soul music DJ's)


Sunday 6th August - EXPO DJ's 11am - 7pm in the Bandstand

Sunday 13th August - EXPO DJ's 11am - 7pm in the Bandstand

Sunday 20th August - Dalton Town Band 2-4pm at the Bandstand

Sunday 27th August - EXPO DJ's 11am - 7pm in the Bandstand


Saturday 2nd September - Barrow Orienteering Group 10-12noon in the Park 

Sunday 3rd September   -  EXPO DJ's 11am - 7pm in the Bandstand       

Sunday 3rd September -   Furness model boat regatta - 10am to 3pm on the lake

Sunday 17th September - Battle of Britain Parade - 11.45am at the Cenotaph

Sat 23rd - Sun 24th September - Family Fun day/It's a Knockout - on events area


Sunday 12th November - Rememberance Parade 10.30am at the Cenotaph


Barrow Park Pavilion

 Other facilities available in the park are 

  • Model Railway Children's Rides: Most Sundays    April - September
  • Putting Green: Open from 12 noon - 4.30pm  from Easter - September 
  • Bowling - Casual bowling Bowls available to hire £1.40 per adult  - open from 12 noon.
    Full green hire  - Please ring to book or email on the above email address                
  • Show Glasshouse: Open daily from 10.30am - 5.00pm (approx.)


Please note the opening of these facilities are weather dependant.

The Mawson Room is available 9am - 5pm week days (please enquire for weekend hire and prices). All enquiries by email to

All areas of the Park are accessible by people with disabilities    

July 2005 marked the official opening of Barrow Park following the refurbishment work funded by the Heritage Lottery.

We always strive to provide a welcoming and safe Park and welcome any comments you may have.

Dogs in Barrow Park

On 30th June 2008, 4 new Dog Control Orders came into force and the following 3 apply to Barrow Park:

Dog Control Order 1: Removing Dog Faeces.

This order requires people in control of a dog to immediately remove dog faeces deposited by their dog.

Dog Control Order 2: Keeping Dogs on Leads.

This order requires people in control of a dog to keep it on a lead at all times.

Dog Control Order 4: Excluding Dogs From Land.

This order prohibits dogs from entering the children's play area.

Failure to comply with any of the above orders will result in a Fixed Penalty of £75 and these will be issued by Park Rangers, PCSOs, Park Officers or any other representative of Barrow Borough Council. The police will be called in any situation where a person in control of a dog contravenes an order and does not co-operate with the Fixed Penalty Procedure.

Fishing in Barrow Park


No fishing of any kind is allowed in Barrow Park.

A local bye-law bans fishing in any part of the lake, whether with a rod & line or with a net.

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