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!

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.

You can also email us with your views and suggestions:

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

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.

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:

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.