Opening the tower

Tower with rose beds taken in the first week of June, 2022

We are next opening Locke Park Tower on Sunday 2nd June from 2pm until 4pm. Hopefully the weather will be kind and afford good views.

You can walk to Locke Park Tower from the car park (S70 6NE) or the café. [What 3 Words: Car Park –remit.silent.hills; Café –roses.melon.saving]

Follow the paths to the highest point in the park to get to the tower.

Donations are appreciated to help improving the park; the much admired murals and fairy garden, near the bowling greens, were funded from your donations.

*We try to open the tower each first Sunday of the month. It depends on both the weather and whether we have enough volunteers. Check online using our Facebook page. If you would like to become a volunteer and help open the tower, please get in touch.

YTCC Classic Car Show 9 June 2024

Yorkshire Thoroughbred Car Club are again running their Classic Car event in Locke Park; this year it’s on Sunday 9th June. Classic and other notable cars will start arriving from 9.00am with the main event from 11am to 4pm.

If you want to ‘show’ your car, details are given on the YTCC website: There’s an entry form for non-members there. They do say that ‘non-members and late entries can pay £5 entry fee on the gate’.

People coming to Locke Park for the play area, cafe or a walk, can park in the normal car park in Keresforth Hall Road, postcode S70 6NE.

Visitors in cars for the gala and classic car show should also come to the Keresforth Hall Road car park entrance, postcode S70 6NE, and will be shown where to park. It’s just £2 for parking.

Classic cars and stall holders will drive into the park using the gated entrance further along Keresforth Hall Road, postcode S70 6NL, see image below …

Locke Park events in 2024

Brass band concerts in Locke Park started again in May, with one or two a month to September, sponsored by Kingstone Ward Alliance and Virgin Money. Yorkshire Thoroughbred Car Club has its Classic Car event in June and its Gala in August. And more later in the year …

Friends of Locke Park open Locke Park Tower on the first Sunday of each month from 2pm until 4pm, weather conditions permitting. We also need to have enough volunteers each time. If you would like to join the Friends of Locke Park volunteers, do get in touch.

Old Silkstone Band in Locke Park, 12 May 2024

On this beautiful sunny day we welcomed Old Silkstone Band to our lovely park from 2 to 4 o’clock. Friends of Locke Park are bringing back music to Locke Park supported by Kingstone Ward Alliance and Virgin Money.

The railings were away being stripped and repainted! The rest of the bandstand is being refreshed and repainted in situ later in the year.