Friends of 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 areas, historic tower, 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 at the Park Road entrance.
The Car Park is off Keresforth Hall Road, S70 6NF
 - you can follow the signs.  More

What’s on in Locke Park

Please note the events in Locke Park have been cancelled until further notice due to the Corvid-19 virus situation.

Events -currently suspended …

Locke Park Tower open on the first Sunday of each month, from 2pm,. Watch out for confirmation nearer the date.

Friends of Locke Park events

Sunday 14 June – Classic Car event

Sunday 9 August – Summer Gala

Car boot sales in May, July and September. Tbc

We need volunteers for all these events

For information on booking a stall go to our events page by clicking the button above.

Parkruns- currently suspended

Barnsley parkrun each Saturday, 9am

Barnsley junior parkrun each Sunday, 9am

Locke Park Cafe - currently closed:

Opening 9.30am to 4.00pm each weekday; from 8.30am until 5.00pm on Saturdays and Sundays.

Weather dependent, based on demand

Friends of Locke Park have meetings at 6pm on the first Tuesday of the month at Locke Park cafe.

These meetings are currently suspended.

Want more news or information?

Have a look at our facebook page and twitter feed by clicking on the button further up this pages - no need to sign up.

Information is given on all our events as it becomes available.


Follow us on twitter @folp_barnsley Find us on Facebook

Friends of Locke Park Christmas Event

Sunday 8 December 2019

Improving Locke Park

- a survey to hear your views

Friends of Locke Park are working with Barnsley Council Parks 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.

Looking forward to hearing from you. Friends of Locke Park

Volunteer with Friends of Locke Park

Friends of Locke Park welcomes volunteers to help with its events or with gardening and other activities.

Please get in touch by talking to us in the park, email us at info@friendsoflockepark or come along to one of our meetings.

We have meetings on the first Tuesday of each month at 6pm at Locke Park Cafe. We are always keen to hear your views.

Please not April meeting cancelled due to Corvid-19 virus situation.

The Friends of Locke Park Christmas event in Locke Park was an event for all the family; a real community event with carols; planting pots with spring bulbs and putting together bird boxes to take home; tombola and raffle; a couple of activity stalls; enjoying mince pies, stolen and mulled wine. The kids also enjoyed the opportunity to meet Father Christmas. And this year Barnsley Hospice’s Santa Dash took place. Thanks to everyone who took part and helped.

The Mayor of Barnsley visiting Locke Park during our
Christmas event to plant a tree. Yes at the bottom of a rainbow!

Booking a stall at an event

Cancellation of events

As a result of the Covid-19 virus and the guidance from central government, we are suspending our events and the opening of Locke Park Tower until further notice.

We are very sorry about this but everyone’s health and wellbeing has to be our priority.

Please note Barnsley parkrun and junior parkrun in common with all parkruns in the UK have been suspended.

Locke Park cafe is not open and the play equipment areas are closed.