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 bowling facilities, putting green, boating lake and display glasshouse.  There is also a miniature railway and play area for younger children. A concrete skate park is accessible from Park Drive.

Barrow Park Cenotaph steps

For queries or advice please contact  01229 876543 Email:

Barrow Park cafe, 'Cafe Pavilion' offers snacks, hot and cold drinks, confectionery, crisps, ice cream hot dogs etc... The Cafe is open daily from 10.30am.


2023 Events:

Every Saturday

Parkrun - 9am from the Bandstand for more details visit         

Every Sunday   

Junior Parkrun - 9am from the Bandstand                                                                                


Thursday 13th & 14th April - Barrow Full Art Workshop - in the Mawson Room from 10am-3pm  The Northern Mural Company are designing a mural for the skate park in Barrow Park and would love your help to come up with the design. They will be running workshops in the Mawson Room (upstairs/next door to the Park Café) on 13th and 14th April where young people can contribute their ideas through drawing/painting/making. As part of the session, Northern Mural Company will introduce participants to their professional graffiti/street art practice, sensible relationships between graffiti/street art and the community, and the different styles of graffiti/street art that have developed throughout history.  Spaces are limited and booking is required. To book a place or for further info please email: Bookings must be made by an adult. 

Sunday 16th April - Furness Watch Group - Mawson Room (next door to the Park Cafe), 9.30-11am


Monday 1st May - Pandvani 108 Pop Up Storytelling at 10.30am-12.30pm - Storytelling & music performance, devised to appeal to family audiences & can be viewed by all age groups.

Sunday 7th May - Dalton Town Band in the Bandstand at 2pm

Saturday 20th May - Cumbria Fostering's Foster Walk - starting at the bandstand, at 10am

Sunday 21st May - Furness Watch Group - Mawson Room (next door to the Park Cafe), 9.30-11am

Monday 22nd May - 26th May 23,  Northern Mural Company will be painting a mural on Barrow Park’s Skatepark inspired by some workshops they ran with young people from Barrow in April. 

On Saturday 27th May, when the mural launches, there will be a chance to meet the artists for a guided tour of the new piece. Just turn up at the skatepark in Barrow Park at 11am or 12 (midday) where the artists will introduce you to their work and talk about the process of designing the mural for Barrow. Any questions please contact Kathrin at


Thursday 1st June - Picnic in the Park (Family Action) in the Bandstand from 12.30-2pm

Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th June - Escape Fort Lagoon in the Bandstand, the cafe, the Show House, Leisure Centre & Piel View House - From 3:15pm - If you like adventure, escape rooms, immersive theatre, The Crystal Maze or swimming then come to our new show.  Bring your crew along and get involved - visit for more details

Sunday 18th June - Furness Watch Group - Mawson Room (next door to the Park Cafe), 9.30-11am

Saturday 24th June - Barrow Summer Santa Dash starting at the bandstand - registration 12:30pm, warm up: 12:00 & start time: 13:30pm - For more details please visit


Sunday 9th July - Just in Time Dance Band Performance in the bandstand from 2-4pm 

Sunday 16th July  - Soul in the Park in the Bandstand (times to be confirmed)

Sunday 23rd July - Sugarfoot in the bandstand (times to be confirmed)

Sunday 30th July- Keep it Rural (DJ event) in the bandstand from 12-6pm


Tuesday 8th August - Barrowfull Summer Playcations from 11am-3.30pm - family friendly event combining music, drama, arts & crafts, and other activities

Friday 11th August - Social Prescribing Family Fun Day from 11am-3.30pm near the bandstand 

Sunday 20th August - Just in Time Dance Band Performance in the bandstand from 2-4pm 


Sunday 10th September - Keep it Rural (DJ event) in the bandstand from 12-6pm


31st October - Furness Model Railway Halloween Event from 5.30-8.30pm 

To book an event in Barrow Park please contact:


Barrow Park Pavilion

 Other facilities available in the park are 

  • Model Railway Children's Rides: Sundays & Bank Holiday Mondays throughout the year 1.30-4.30pm in Winter and 2.00-4.30pm in Summer.
  • Putting Green: Open from 10.30am from Easter - September 
  • Bowling - Casual bowling Bowls available to hire £1.40 per adult  - open from 10.30am 
    Full green hire  - Please email on the above email address                
  • Show Glasshouse: A quiet place within the Park to enjoy a floral display all year round              Open daily from 10.30am - 5.00pm (approx.)

              Please note the opening of these facilities are weather dependant


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 £100 and these will be issued by Park Rangers, PCSOs, Park Officers, Enforcement Officers or any other representative of Westmorland & Furness. 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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