A fantastic park, with a great range of leisure facilities and open spaces for all to enjoy
Walker Park was originally created to provide the colliery and shipyard workers with a place to relax and participate in sport and exercise.
Many of the park’s original features have been lost, but the late 80s saw significant investment to mark the centenary of the park.
There’s a good network of paths, making the park popular for dog walking and jogging.
Today, the park has a good selection of leisure and sporting facilities. They include; 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.
The World War One memorial for the casualties from the 5th Northumberland Fusiliers was unveiled in 1921. It was 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.
The Community Centre and Café is managed by the YMCA and runs regular activities and fitness sessions for all ages throughout the year. There is also an active Friends of Group for the park.
Did you know?
Walker Parks Rocks is a popular rock painting and hiding group in the park. Why not get involved with your family?