There are lots of ways you can get outdoors and enjoy our parks and green spaces.
We have a lot of parks across our borough, that have a range of facilities. Take a look at the free activities in our parks for you and your families to get involved in.
Park Pic Photography stands
Our photography lovers can also enjoy taking photos using our new ‘Park Pic’ stands. Our Park Pic stands have been put up in eight locations including:
- Elsecar Park
- Wombwell park (near the main entrance)
- Lundhill Park (at the top of the park
- Wombwell (looking over the Hillies tree plantation)
- Locke Park (looking down towards the bandstand).
Show your support for our parks and share your photos of land art on our social media pages with #ParkPic. You can also send your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteering in our parks
Our countryside rangers carry out maintenance on 35 countryside sites, and 450 miles of public rights of way. Our sites vary from fishing ponds through to nature reserves, canals and disused railway lines.
They have a wide range of skills, including:
- Dry stone walling.
- Footbridge building.
- Access management.
- Habitat conservation.
- General maintenance.
Volunteer countryside rangers
Our volunteer countryside rangers are the 'eyes and ears' of the local public. They let us know about the good (and bad) things that happen on our sites when we can't be there.
If you'd like to become a volunteer ranger, email email@example.com and we'll guide you through the process.
There are several ways you can volunteer across our parks and green spaces. You can find out more about volunteering in Barnsley here.
This can include:
- park maintenance
- woodland management
- dry stone walling
- bench installation
- caring for livestock
Being a volunteer also gives you the chance to learn new skills, meet new people and become more active. You'll also be making a difference in protecting our beautiful borough.
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Countryside education and events
Our Parks service often attends countryside shows such as Penistone Agricultural Show and other smaller local events throughout the year.
The Countryside Ranger team teach people skills such as dry stone walling or bird box making. Guided walks and environment days are also arranged.
Worsbrough Mill Country Park and Cannon Hall provide their own events.
To find out more please contact us online.