Walker Park was first laid out in 1888 and officially opened in 1891, designed to provide a pleasant green space for the local people living in a large industrial area and the park is one of the few remaining features in Walker to survive the industrial period. The park is as important today as it was when it was first laid out and provides an area for play, recreation, sport and a haven for wildlife.
Access to Walker Park is available at all times.
Walker Park is situated on land between Airey Terrace, Scrogg Road and Wharrier Street.
- 2 bowling greens with a bowls pavilion
- Multi Use Games Area (football, tennis, basketball)
- A large play area, with separate area for younger children
- 2 football pitches
- Public toilets (accessible when cafe is open)
Thanks to a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund and funds from Newcastle City Council, an investment of £2.5 million was made during 2015/2016 to restore the park to its former glory. This investment provided additional play and sports facilities including a multi use games area, an under 12s football pitch, a skate park and updated play area. The investment also restored the infrastructure in the park, including path resurfacing and new park furniture; and landscaping works including the removal of shrub beds and the introduction of a community garden.
The statue of Robert Burns was restored and reintroduced into the park (located in the cafe) and a replica produced which is presented on a plinth at the original location.
Volunteering at Walker Park
There are a number of ways to get involved as a volunteer at Walker Park, with roles including volunteer ranger, volunteer gardener, volunteer activity assistant or by becoming a friend of Walker Park. Volunteering is a great way to get fit, meet new people, learn new skills and improve your CV. For more information about volunteering at Walker Park please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org .
Friends of Walker Park
A park user group was set up in 2015. The group aims to get local people involved in the park.
Walker Park is located on flat land. There is a good network of paths that are suitable for wheelchair users, push chairs and mobility scooters.
How to get to Walker Park
The nearest bus stops are situated near to the main Scrogg Road entrance and Titan Road bus terminal to the east of the park.
There are no parking restrictions on the main roads and streets adjacent to the park.