Barrow Park

 Barrow Park


The Cafe and Putter will be closed until further notice, the Showhouse and Park will remain open for those wishing to enjoy a stroll in beautiful surroundings. 

All Park events are CANCELLED until further notice.

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: 

Gardens & Parks 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.

2019 Events:

Every Saturday - Parkrun - 9am from the Bandstand

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


Sunday 4th  - EXPO DJ's in the Bandstand 11am - 7pm

Friday 9th - Sun 11th - FON festival in the Park (Various sites in Barrow Park)


Sunday 11th - EXPO DJ's in the Bandstand 11am - 7pm 

Sunday 18th - EXPO DJ's in the Bandstand 11am - 7pm

Sunday 25th - Mental Health Mile


Sunday 1st Sept - Dalton Town Band 2-4pm in the Bandstand

Sunday 22nd - Mental Health mile

Sunday 29th - Furness Model Boat Club Submarine event on the lake



Sunday 6th - 10K run from Life Leisure

Sunday 20th - Mental Health Mile


Sunday 10th - Remembrance Sunday Service at the Cenotaph

Sunday 24th - Mental Health Mile


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 email on the above email address                
  • Show Glasshouse: A quiet place within the Park to enjoy a floral display all year round              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.

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