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Barrow Park, Barrow-in-Furness

Categories: Nature & Parks
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4.7/5 based on 85+ reviews on the web
Barrow Park is a 45-acre public park in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, England. It is located entirely within the Parkside ward, to which the park lends its name, bound by Abbey Road, Park Drive, Greengate Street and Park Avenue. Barrow Park was designed by Thomas Mawson in 1908 and was constructed in stages over the following two decades. Originally sited on the outskirts of Barrow, the park is now more or less central due to rapid growth of the town northwards during the early 20th century.The park contains a large boating lake, mini railway, skate park, various playgrounds and The Park Leisure Centre. The Barrow Parkrun takes place within the park every Sunday. Large sections of Barrow Park were redeveloped in 2005 to include a new pavilion, café, bandstand and display glasshouse. The park has since gained Green Flag status.FeaturesThe Park Leisure CentreThe multi-functional leisure facility is located in the eastern perimeter off Barrow Park and is home to two large swimming pools, a gym, exercise studios and a sports hall. The Park Leisure Centre as with the park itself is owned and operated by Barrow Borough Council and offers numerous classes while also accommodating for groups and the general public. The leisure centre also maintains a number of outdoor artificial pitches for various sports.CenotaphThe most iconic feature of Barrow Park is the town's principal cenotaph; commemorating almost 900 Barrovians who lost their lives in various wars. The memorial is located at the highest point of the park on the site of a late Bronze Age fort offering 360-degree views of Barrow.
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  • Enter nearest the Station and you come across the above memorial. When asked had he had any requests his response was "Yes, I should have killed more Johny Turks"! 
  • Barrow Park is a lovely & tranquil oasis. Brought back many happy memories for us. The orchid house is particularly pretty 
  • Very large park with war memorial on highest point . Well kept gardens and paths. Off peak visit meant that most activities except the bowling were closed. The café was open. Spent a relaxing hour wal...  read more »
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