Parks are a perfect and cost effective way to spend some time with your family and friends or even some well earned alone time. You can catch some shade, read your favourite book or bring along a picnic with your loved ones. Discover something different and explore a park in North Lincolnshire.
Five parks in North Lincolnshire have been awarded the coveted Green Flag Award 2022 and are officially recognised among the country’s best parks.
They are Central Park, Kingsway Gardens, Sheffield Park and Woodlands Memorial Park in Scunthorpe and Baysgarth Park in Barton.
Central Park, Scunthorpe
Ashby Road, Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire, DN16 1AB
Central park is open to the public all year round. The opening and closing times for the main Kingsway car park are:
Winter – Opening 7:30am Closing 4:30pm
Summer – Opening 7:30am Closing 9:00pm
Central Park is Scunthorpe’s premier Park situated close to the centre of the industrial garden town of Scunthorpe. The main car park is accessed from the Kingsway on the A18. There is also a secondary car par park at the rear of the civic centre accessible from Ashby Road the A159.
Central Park Main Features
Formal Gardens along Ashby Road featuring attractive footpaths and cycle ways through the beautiful displays of formal bedding, herbaceous borders, specimen trees and shrub beds at their height throughout the spring and summer months.
Featuring an impressive fountain set in formal rose gardens combined with eco friendly wild flower planting found in the centre of large green open spaces interlaced with meandering footpaths and a large variety of specimen trees.
This is the main thoroughfare for pedestrians and cyclists, which crosses the park in an east – west direction between the Pods to North Lindsey College.
Central Hub and Play Facilities:
-Featuring the Cookie People Hatch on the boulevard at the centre of the excellent play facilities the park has to offer for children of all ages. The Central Hub is a vibrant area easily accessed directly from the car parks via adjoining footpaths and the Boulevard. Picnic tables are also available for use in this area.
-fully accessible splashpad suitable for accompanied children from 3 to 12 yrs old, which operates throughout the summer season. No dogs are allowed in this area.
-A safe, secure fully accessible play area in three zones for children of all ages with seating and grassed picnic areas. No dogs are allowed in this area. The centre zone features a wet play area, a sand pit and a junior play area with variety of equipment suitable for children from 2 to 6 yrs. Close by is the junior to teens zone with an impressive embankment slide and challenging climbing frame with monkey bars. The third zone is also suitable for juniors and teens featuring a zip wire and space nets on bark safety surfacing.
Events in Central Park:
-A 5Km parks run takes place every Saturday morning with around 400 people taking part.
-The park is available to hire for events large and small subject to approval. Organisers should contact Highways & Neighbourhood Services for details of the booking procedure and prices.
– Sports pitches are available to hire via Leisure Services.
Kingsway Gardens, Cliff Closes Road, DN15 7HU.
Kingsway Gardens is open all year round.The opening and closing times of the Children’s Playground are:
Winter – opening 8:00am Closing 4:30pm
Summer – opening 7:30am Closing 8:00pm
Kingsway Gardens is a beautiful Green Flag accredited Park situated on the Western entrance to the industrial Garden Town of Scunthorpe. These mature eco friendly gardens have many interesting and beautiful features interlaced with a network of meandering footpaths.
Kingsway Gardens is accessible to all visitors and is a very popular stopping off point for cyclists on the nearby Sustrans Ridgeway Route 169 cycle route running from north to south across Scunthorpe. Many people visiting nearby Central Park also stroll down to Kingsway Gardens to spend time appreciating the tranquil surroundings and glorious floral displays.
The gardens are safe and family friendly with a well equipped Children’s Playground for 2 to 14 year olds. There is an abundance of interesting wild life and park features to explore, including an elevated viewing point at the flagpole, from which to see the whole of the gardens and the surrounding area beyond. Other interesting features include the tree bank, the stunning areas planted with wild flowers, the ‘old fountain’ raised shrub bed and many other well stocked shrub beds with interesting varieties for all seasons.
Kingsway gardens has much to offer with something for everyone. The open space, the wild life and colour all year round make this is an ideal location for families to visit and enjoy.
Brigg Road, Barton Upon Humber, North Lincolnshire, DN18 5GO.
The Museum car park is open all year round.
The Leisure Centre drive to the 2 main car parks barrier opening and closing times are:
Monday to Friday – open at 7:30am and closed at 9:15pm.
Weekends – open at 8:00am and closed at 9:15pm
Baysgarth Park is a beautiful country estate comprising of 12.5 hectares of park land within a short walk from the Market Place in centre of Barton upon Humber, close to the Humber Bridge.
Baysgarth Park is an ideal location for families to enjoy with the following attractions:
-Green open spaces for family picnics and playing games
-Baysgarth Museum a heritage museum, formerly Baysgarth House
-Baysgarth Leisure Centre c/w swimming pool and indoor sports hall.
-Bowling Green which is open to the public.
-Children’s play area well equipped for children of all ages.
-Ancient trees, woodland walks and wild life.
-3 Car parks
New memorial garden to Chad Varah
Baysgarth Park is a safe environment for families and visitors of all ages to enjoy and appreciate it’s natural beauty. The park is the venue for several large events attracting thousands of visitors to Barton throughout the year. These events include the Barton Beer Festival, cross country runs, Bonfire and firework display, Barton Picnic a weekend event for all the family and outdoor performances by theatre groups.