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Locke Park open for all to enjoy …

Locke Park has remained open throughout the different lockdowns and restrictions for everyone to enjoy. Now things are getting better.

Locke Park café is open and the play equipment areas are in use. Bowling is taking place on the greens and you can join the parkrun and junior parkrun at 9am on each Saturday and Sunday.

Friends of Locke Park are opening Locke Park Tower for visits from 2pm until 4pm on the first Sunday of each month.

And now other events are planned:

— band concerts are taking place, funded by Kingstone Ward Alliance: the first is on Sunday 22 May by Barnsley Met Band, with others on Sunday 12 June, Sunday 3 July, Sunday 17 July, and Sunday 14 August.

— Yorkshire Thoroughbred Car Club is running Classic Car events on Sunday 12 June and Sunday 14 August. More information shortly.

— Race for Life is returning to Locke Park for its Barnsley event on Sunday 3 July in support of Cancer Research.

— and BIADS are running a charity event in Locke Park with stalls on Sunday 17 July, again more information soon.

Watch out for other things happening in Locke Park. There’s often news on social media with events posted on facebook when information is available. There’ll be more on our website too.

Please remember it’s important for us all to keep social distance and follow other guidance to keep everyone safe.

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Introduction to Locke Park

Locke Park.  There are 47 acres of Barnsley’s Locke Park, only a mile from Barnsley’s town centre, with gardens, trees and open grass, historic tower and bandstand, bowling greens, games and play areas,  and a café.

Come to the park to have walks and have picnics, take your children to the play area, meet up with friends, visit the café, play games, get exercise, enjoy the views and heritage, and have  a good time.

Get to Locke Park on foot from Park Road. 44 & 43  buses stop on Park Road near the entrances.
The Car Park is off Keresforth Hall Road, S70 6NF, – just follow the signs.

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Volunteer with Friends of Locke Park

Volunteering. Friends of Locke Park welcomes volunteers to help with gardening and other activities. Please get in touch by talking to us in the park or email: info@friendsoflockepark.org.uk

Once it is possible, we intend having meetings again. They are usually on the first Tuesday of the month at 6pm at Locke Park Cafe. We are always keen to hear your views.

Friends of Locke Park is a group of volunteers who are interested in preserving the heritage of Locke Park and in improving the Park and its facilities for everyone.

Classic Car Rally Sunday 8 August 2021

Yorkshire Thoroughbred Car Club have a classic car rally in Locke Park on Sunday 8 August. It’s a YTCC classic car show with no other activities or stalls. Cars for the rally will be arriving from 9.30am for the day.

People coming to Locke Park in the usual way for the play area, cafe or a walk can park in the normal car park at the beginning of Keresforth Hall Road.

YTCC members and visitors for the rally will drive into the park using the gated entrance further along Keresforth Hall Road.

The junior parkrun is not taking place on this day.

Virus restrictions

Cancellation of events. As a result of Covid-19 virus regulations, we have cancelled the events that Friends of Locke Park usually runs and we are not opening Locke Park Tower until further notice. We are very sorry about this but everyone’s health and wellbeing has to be our priority. Watch out for events returning -once it’s safe to do so.

Locke Park has remained open throughout for everyone to enjoy. Locke Park café is open with tables outside and the play equipment areas are in use again. However it’s important for us all to keep social distance and follow other guidance to keep everyone safe.

Your views …

Your views. Friends of Locke Park are working with Barnsley Council Parks Team on a bid to the National Lottery Heritage Fund for improvements to Locke Park.

This will be the first part of a longer term plan to preserve Locke Park’s heritage, improve its environment and facilities, and make it an even better place to visit.

We need your help: we want to know what you think about Locke Park whether you are a regular visitor or have never been there before – please take a few moments to complete our survey. We are really keen to hear your suggestions and ideas for practical improvements.

https://surveymonkey.co.uk/r/9XLNVFQ

You can also email us with your views and suggestions: info@friendsoflockepark.org.uk

Looking forward to hearing from you.
Friends of Locke Park.