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.
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.
In addition Barnsley parkrun and junior parkrun, like all parkruns, are not taking place.
Locke Park has remained open throughout for everyone to enjoy.
Locke Park cafe is open and the play equipment areas can be used again.
The bowling club in Locke Park is now running open days on Wednesdays between 10am and 2pm, with restricted numbers and extra precautions.
It’s important for us all to keep social distance and follow other guidance to keep everyone safe.
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.