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).

Please share your photos of land art on our social media pages with #ParkPic to show your support for your local parks. You can also send your photos to

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, such as dry stone walling, footbridge building, access management, habitat conservation and general maintenance.

Volunteer countryside rangers

Our volunteer countryside rangers are the 'eyes and ears' of the local public, letting us know about the good (and bad) things happening on our sites when we can't be there.

If you're interested in becoming a volunteer ranger, email 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
  • tidy-ups
  • woodland management
  • dry stone walling
  • bench installation
  • horticulture
  • 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 community events throughout the year.

The Countryside Ranger team demonstrates skills such as dry stone walling or bird box making. Guided walks and environment days are also organised.

Worsbrough Mill Country Park and Cannon Hall provide their own countryside events. 

To find out more please contact us online.

Park services enquiry

Call us on (01226) 774353 or

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