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A busy park in the heart of the community

Walker Park

A fantastic park, with a great range of leisure facilities and open spaces for all to enjoy

Overview

Walker Park was originally created to provide the colliery and shipyard workers with a place to relax and participate in sport and exercise.

Today, the park has a good selection of leisure and sporting facilities including two bowling greens and pavilion, two football pitches, a multi-use games area (for football, tennis and basketball) and a skate park. The play area for children under 14 has a brilliant selection of swings, aerial runways and climbing units and is popular with local families.

There’s a good network of paths, making the park popular for dog walking and jogging.

Many of the park’s original features have been lost, but the late 80s saw significant investment to mark the centenary of the park.

The Community Centre and Café is managed by the YMCA and runs regular activities and fitness sessions for all ages throughout the year and there is an active Friends of Group for the park.

The World War One memorial for the casualties from the 5th Northumberland Fusiliers was unveiled in 1921 and restored in 2016 as part of the Heritage Lottery Fund project. The Grade II Listed memorial is a focal point for the annual remembrance service.

 

 




Did you know?

Walker Park Rocks is a popular rock painting and hiding group aimed at getting more families out and about enjoying the park. Why not get involved with your family?

Plan a day out

Wharrier Street, Church Walk Shopping Centre, Scrogg Road

Walker Park is located on flat land. There is a good network of paths that are suitable for wheelchair users, pushchairs or mobility scooters.

On-street car parking is available in the surrounding streets

Every Wednesday afternoon there are sessions and activities for older adults to get involved in. From Elvis tributes to pie and pea supper, bingo to tea dances, head along to Walker Park Community Centre to find out more.

The Urban Green Newcastle rangers run regular activities for families in the park including bug safaris, bird box building and kite making.

There is a cosy, dog-friendly café in the YMCA building in the heart of Walker Park serving up delicious meals and tasty snacks.

There are toilets within the Community Centre 

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