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Barrow Park, Barrow-in-Furness

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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. It is designated by Historic England as Grade II on the Register of Historic Parks and Gardens.

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 Saturday. 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.
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  • Walks, flowers, ornamental lake, views and a miniature railway operated on Sundays by a local engineering club all in an extensive and impressive park setting, designed by Thomas Mawson in 1908, and.....  more
    Walks, flowers, ornamental lake, views and a miniature railway operated on Sundays by a local engineering club all in an extensive and impressive park setting, designed by Thomas Mawson in 1908, and.....  more »
  • Very nice Park, expansive and beautiful. In the summer of 1970, I was supposed to meet a girl by the Cenotaph. When I saw her approaching with her friend and her friend's boyfriend, I got cold feet... 
    Very nice Park, expansive and beautiful. In the summer of 1970, I was supposed to meet a girl by the Cenotaph. When I saw her approaching with her friend and her friend's boyfriend, I got cold feet...  more »
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  • See lots of squirrels
  • Barrow Park.. what can I say? A beautifully landscaped public park. Great play area for kids,well kept outdoor bowls lawns. A massive variety of well established,mature trees, squirrels and other wildlife seen daily. Beautiful park lake, just a shame there is no boats anymore. The gardeners and wardens take great pride in keeping the park tidy, well kept. Colourful plants are merticulously planted throughout the year in keeping with the change of seasons. A great dog walking place. Well done to all the staff that keep it a special place.

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