Barrow Park

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The southern Abbey Road entrance to Barrow Park

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 Drive.[1] 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.[2]

The park contains a large boating lake, mini railway, various playgrounds and the Park Leisure Centre.[1] 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.[1] The names of almost 900 Barrovians who lost their lives in various wars are inscribed on the Barrow Park Cenotaph.[3] 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.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Barrow Park". Barrow Borough Council. Retrieved 27 November 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Award Proves Our Park is Great". North West Evening Mail. Retrieved 27 November 2014. 
  3. ^ "Barrow Central Public Park Cenotaph". UKNIWM. Retrieved 27 November 2014.