Barrow Park

Barrow Park

 Barrow Park


Escape the hustle and bustle of the town centre and visit Barrow Park for some peace and tranquillity!

Set in an area of 45 acres, accessed from Abbey Road, Park Drive, Park Avenue and Greengate Street, the award winning Park provides the perfect place to stroll on sunny afternoons.

Barrow Park provides crown green bowling facilities, putting green, boating lake and display glasshouse.  There is also a miniature railway and play area for younger children. A concrete skate park is accessible from Park Drive.

The park gates are locked: April 1st to October 31st - 9.00pm until 7.30am  

       November 1st until 31st March - 7.00pm until 7.30am

Barrow Park Cenotaph steps


To check for opening times or special events before you visit and to enquire about booking an event  please contact: 

Streetcare Office on 01229 876543 Email:

Barrow Park cafe, 'Cafe Pavilion' offers toasted teacakes, toast, hot and cold drinks, confectionery, crisps, ice cream and cakes, etc. The Cafe is open between approximately 10am and 5pm April to October (weather dependant) and will be open occasionally during the winter.

2018 Events:

Every Saturday - Parkrun - 9am from the Bandstand

Every Sunday - Junior Parkrun - 9am from the Bandstand for more details visit 


Sat 7th - Furness Model Railway Club Open Day 2pm at the Railway compound


Sun 27th- ATIC DJ's 11am - 7pm in the Bandstand


Sun 3rd - VOCE popular music with a Classic twist, performing in the Bandstand, the local group are celebrating their 10th Anniversary year - Time to be confirmed

Sun 10th - ATIC DJ's 11am - 7pm in the Bandstand

Sat 23rd/Sun 24th - Barrow Carnival on the Events area, times to be confirmed


Sun 1st - ATIC DJ's 11am - 7pm in the Bandstand

Sun 15th - ATIC DJ's 11am - 7pm in the Bandstand

Sun 22nd - Summer Soul in the Park - Local soul DJ's playing records from their own collections, this year supporting 'Mind in Furness'


Sun 5th - ATIC DJ's 11am - 7pm in the Bandstand

Sun 27th - ATIC DJ's 11am - 7pm in the Bandstand


Sat 22nd - Colour Run - times to be confirmed

Sun 23rd - It's a knockout on the events area - times to be confirmed


Sunday 11th November - Remembrance Parade 10.30am at the Cenotaph


Barrow Park Pavilion

 Other facilities available in the park are 

  • Model Railway Children's Rides: Most Sundays    April - September
  • Putting Green: Open from 12 noon - 4.30pm  from Easter - September 
  • Bowling - Casual bowling Bowls available to hire £1.40 per adult  - open from 12 noon.
    Full green hire  - Please ring to book or email on the above email address                
  • Show Glasshouse: Open daily from 10.30am - 5.00pm (approx.)


Please note the opening of these facilities are weather dependant.

All areas of the Park are accessible by people with disabilities    

July 2005 marked the official opening of Barrow Park following the refurbishment work funded by the Heritage Lottery.

We always strive to provide a welcoming and safe Park and welcome any comments you may have.

Dogs in Barrow Park

On 30th June 2008, 4 new Dog Control Orders came into force and the following 3 apply to Barrow Park:

Dog Control Order 1: Removing Dog Faeces.

This order requires people in control of a dog to immediately remove dog faeces deposited by their dog.

Dog Control Order 2: Keeping Dogs on Leads.

This order requires people in control of a dog to keep it on a lead at all times.

Dog Control Order 4: Excluding Dogs From Land.

This order prohibits dogs from entering the children's play area.

Failure to comply with any of the above orders will result in a Fixed Penalty of £75 and these will be issued by Park Rangers, PCSOs, Park Officers or any other representative of Barrow Borough Council. The police will be called in any situation where a person in control of a dog contravenes an order and does not co-operate with the Fixed Penalty Procedure.

Fishing in Barrow Park


No fishing of any kind is allowed in Barrow Park.

A local bye-law bans fishing in any part of the lake, whether with a rod & line or with a net.

Related Information

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