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 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.
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
To check for opening times or special events before you visit and to enquire about booking an event please contact:
Gardens & Parks Office on 01229 876543 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Every Saturday - Parkrun - 9am from the Bandstand
Every Sunday - Junior Parkrun - 9am from the Bandstand for more details visit www.parkrun.org.uk/barrow
Sunday 16th - EXPO DJ's in the Bandstand 11am - 7pm
Saturday 22nd - Barrow Carnival - 12 noon Parade leaves Town Hall
Dancing & Entertainment until 6.30pm on the Events area
Sunday 23rd - Colour run - Registration from 12 noon, Warm up - 12.45pm
Run starts 1pm. Live music & entertainment on the Events area until 5pm
Furness Model Boat Club Regatta on the lake
Sunday 30th - Mental Health Mile
Sunday 7th - EXPO DJ's in the Bandstand 11am - 7pm
Sunday 14th - Sugarfoot 2pm in the Bandstand
Sunday 21st - Summer Soul in the Park 11.30am - 8pm DJ's in the Bandstand
Furness Model Boat Club Regatta on the lake
Sunday 28th - Mental Health mile
Sunday 4th - EXPO DJ's in the Bandstand 11am - 7pm
Friday 9th - Tues 13th - FON festival in the Park (Various sites)
Sunday 11th - EXPO DJ's in the Bandstand 11am - 7pm
Sunday 18th - EXPO DJ's in the Bandstand 11am - 7pm
Sunday 25th - Mental Health Mile
Sunday 1st Sept - Dalton Town Band 2-4pm in the Bandstand
Sunday 22nd - Mental Health mile
Sunday 29th - Furness Model Boat Club Submarine event on the lake
Sunday 6th - 10K run from Life Leisure
Sunday 20th - Mental Health Mile
Sunday 10th - Remembrance Sunday Service at the Cenotaph
Sunday 24th - Mental Health Mile
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.
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