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 etc... The Cafe is open between approximately 10am and 5pm Easter to October (weather dependant) and will be open occasionally during the winter.


2022 Events:

Every Saturday

Parkrun - 9am from the Bandstand for more details visit         

Every Sunday   

Junior Parkrun - 9am from the Bandstand                                                                                


Sunday 1st May - ATIC DJ's in the Bandstand (times to be confirmed)


Sunday 12th June - ATIC DJ's in the Bandstand (times to be confirmed)

Sunday 19th June - ATIC DJ's in the Bandstand (times to be confirmed)


Sunday 3rd July - ATIC DJ's in the Bandstand (times to be confirmed)

Sunday 10th July  - ATIC DJ's in the Bandstand (times to be confirmed)

Sunday 17th July - Summer Soul in the Park returning to the park again this year with                                    after huge success in the past. (times to be confirmed)

Sunday 24th July - Sugarfoot (Times to be confirmed)


Sunday 7th Aug  - ATIC DJ's in the Bandstand (times to be confirmed)

Sunday 14th Aug - ATIC DJ's in the Bandstand (times to be confirmed)

To book an event in Barrow Park please contact:


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 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 £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.

Related Information

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