Opening the tower

View of Locke Park tower lit by the late-Autumn sun amongst trees bare of leaves

Although we intended opening Locke Park Tower on Sunday 3rd December from 2pm until 3pm, due to the snow and ice and poor visibility we are not now opening the tower then. Hopefully it will be better in 2024!

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.

Events in Locke Park 2023

Brass band concerts in Locke Park are starting again in June, one or two a month to September, sponsored by Kingstone Ward Alliance. 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.

Film-inspired wall paintings

A recently completed, very popular, addition to Locke Park. Images of Narnia and The NeverEnding Story join those based on the films Labyrinth and Dark Crystal. Great work undertaken by the gifted artist Andy B. Lots to enjoy …

Sarah Dewey visited and produced this collage of characters in the paintings. Much appreciated! Every visit you see something different!!

And then there’s the fairy garden too!

Locke Park open for all to enjoy …

Locke Park events in 2022
Locke Park has remained open throughout the different lockdowns and restrictions for everyone to enjoy. This is what’s happening in 2022 …

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.

Band concerts are taking place, funded by Kingstone Ward Alliance: Sundays between 2pm and 4pm on 12 June, 3 July, 17 July, 14 August and 11 September in 2022.

Yorkshire Thoroughbred Car Club is running Classic Car events on Sunday 12 June and Sunday 14 August 2022

Race for Life has its Barnsley event in Locke Park on Sunday 3 July in support of Cancer Research 2022

BIADS are running a charity event in Locke Park with stalls on Sunday 17 July 2022.

Barnsley Round Table are organising their bonfire and fireworks in Locke Park on 5th November 2022

Watch out for things happening in Locke Park. There’s often news on social media with events posted on facebook when information is available.

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