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.

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.