Sunday 2 July – Locke Park Tower open from 2 until 4 pm, weather permitting.
Sunday 23 July – Barnsley Hospice’s Bubble Rush.
Sunday 13 August – Summer Gala from 12 noon.
Saturday 16 September – Car boot sale – weather permitting.
Barnsley parkrun each Saturday at 9am; junior parkrun each Sunday at 9am.
Locke Park Tower opened by Friends of Locke Park on first Sunday of the month, from 2pm to 4pm, weather permitting.
Locke Park Cafe open from 10.30am to 2.30pm each weekday; from 9am until 3pm at weekends. May close in extreme weather. May also open for longer in holidays or really great weather!
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01226 384656 (in office hours) if you need to get in touch
The Friends of Locke Park Christmas event in Locke Park is an event for all the family; it’s a real community event with carols and music, planting pots with spring bulbs and putting together bird boxes to take home; tombola and raffle; craft stalls; enjoying mince pies, stolen and mulled wine; and an opportunity to meet Father Christmas.
There’s also pawsitive pooches’ fun dog show (entries £2) with categories: handsomest boy 14.00; best rescue 14.15; golden oldie 14.30; prettiest girl 14.45; and xmas doggy fancy dress 15.00. Plus opportunity to ‘have a go agility’.
See you there from 12 until 4 o’clock, Sunday 4 December.
We also plan to open Locke Park Tower from 2 pm until 4 pm.
From 8 until 12 noon. Going ahead. Weather forecast looks ok. Free admission for buyers. £8 for car or small van sellers; £12 for larger van. Open for sellers from 7am.
Thank you to everyone for your comments and feedback on our new Cafe. We are very excited to be open in time for summer and we are trying our best to make sure everyone has a good experience and is happy. We have taken on board all of your comments and will keep fine tuning our service and menu to suit – please bear with us during this settling in period!
Many thanks from the Cafe Team!
Barnsley parkrun is held each Saturday in Locke Park at 9 am; junior parkrun each Sunday at 9 am.
Its all free – organised by volunteers.
We all run for our own enjoyment. Please come along and join in whatever your pace!
Please register on-line before your first run
It is entirely organised by volunteers – email If you want to help email: email@example.com.
We held the Locke Park car boot sale but the weather was against us. Let’s hope for better weather next time – in the Spring. We will let you know the possible dates once decided.
A great and very popular community event this Easter Sunday with an egg hunt and egg rolling on the hillside as well as facepainting, music and stalls. So popular that we ran out of eggs before the end. Sorry to anyone who missed out. But really enjoyable and the weather got better as the day went on. A record number of visitors to the Tower as well.
Friends of Locke Park have conducted a survey to get your views: what would you like to see in the park to help children and adults play and exercise. The initial survey is now closed.
We are now looking through the results and we will tell you want people think. After that, the next step will be to see what can be done.
Friends of Locke Park would like to hear about your memories of Locke Park and hear your ideas about its future. You can post them here by leaving a reply.