Locke Park is a 47-acre public open space and one of the largest outdoor green spaces in the Borough of Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England.Plan to see Locke Park and other attractions that appeal to you using our Barnsley tour itinerary planner.
In 1861 Phoebe Locke, widow of railway pioneer Joseph Locke donated the park for the benefit of the people of Barnsley. Phoebe gave the original 17 acres, and the layout was undertaken by Locke's business partner, John Edward Errington. The park was extended in 1874, when Phoebe Locke's sister, Sarah McCreery donated a further 21 acres in memory of her sister, who had died in 1866. There were further donations and additions of land to bring the park up to its current 47 acres.
The park is listed at Grade II on the Register of Historic Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, being added in April 2001..
Locke Park Reviews
Visited with my young grandchildren to get them out of the house for some exercise during the COVID crisis. The car park was very busy and manoeuvring the pushchair through it was tricky. Once in the.... more »
Plenty of open space to walk safely, away from traffic. There are many paths that lead around the park without getting muddy feet. Parking is free in a dedicated car park more »
The cafe is very nice, toy box and snuggle area for children, dog friendly, lovely coffee, the food looked delicious too, all good. The play area is really good. The park was tidy and well maintained. All lovely
Nice big park went for the first time with my kids and the misses. A bonus was that their was a little fair and car show which we didn't know about. Kids park it's very nice and plenty to do for the kids and it's a lovely place just for a stroll. 👍 from me and the family
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