Elsecar Park

Armroyd Lane, Elsecar, Barnsley S74 8ES

The park is on the B6097 Wentworth Road, eight miles from Barnsley town centre.

It opens daily from dawn to dusk. 

Park facilities/features

  • Children's play area up to age 14
  • Multi use games area
  • Cafe
  • Toilets with baby changing area and disabled facilities
  • Nine hole pitch and putt course (pay in the cafe)
  • Crazy golf area (pay in the cafe)
  • Bandstand (with electricity supply) and ornamental terraced gardens
  • Sand pit, picnic area and story-telling circle
  • Bicycle parking area
  • The Trans Pennine Trail (multi-user path) runs through the reserve
  • Reservoir and local nature reserve
  • Bird hide and pond dipping pool
  • Open area for informal games and events
  • Friends group
  • Accessibility

Reservoir and local nature reserve

The reservoir’s fishing rights are leased to Elsecar Colliery Angling Club and it contains a variety of coarse fish. The club has the exclusive right to fish with rod and line in certain parts of the reservoir and has 29 pegged fishing bays and 15 non- pegged fishing bays for use by club members and by other clubs at organised events.

The reservoir and its surrounding land have been declared as one of the borough’s natural heritage sites in view of its regional importance for nature conservation

Getting to the park

If you’re travelling by car, you can use the council owned car park on Wentworth Road (next to Elsecar Heritage Centre Car Park). You can also use the Cricket Club car park on Armroyd Lane at the discretion of the Cricket Club.

Buses run past the park every twenty minutes.  You can catch numbers 64 64a, 66,72 and 227. The 227 Hoyland to Rotherham bus passes through the village every hour and stops outside the Market Public House. Buses 64,64a and 66 stop outside Milton Hall on Wath Road, while the 72 stops outside Elsecar Main cricket ground on Fitzwilliam Street.

The park is only 10 minutes from the train station if you want to travel by train.

For bus and train times, call the South Yorkshire Traveline on (01709) 515151 or visit the Travel South Yorkshire website.

Other parks in the Hoyland Milton, Rockingham and Penistone areas

Park

Facilities

Blackerhill Recreation Ground

  • Children's play area up to age 11
  • Multi use games area
  • Football

Hemingfield Recreation Ground

  • Children's play area up to age 11
  • Multi use games area

Jump Park

  • Children’s play area up to age 11
  • Senior football pitch
  • Bowling green and pavilion
  • Car park

Milton Forge, Hoyland

  • Children's play area up to age 11
  • Multi use games area
  • Skate park
  • Football

Pigeon Park, Church Street, Jump

  • Multi use games area

Platts Common Recreation Ground

  • Bowling green
  • Football

Platts Common (behind Ambulance Station)

  • Football

Birdwell Community Park

  • Children's play area up to age 11
  • Multi use games area
  • Football
  • Pavilion and community centre

Cloughfields, Hoyland

  • Children's play area up to age 14
  • Kick about area

Rockingham Sports Ground (community run)

  • Football
  • Cricket

Tinker Lane, Hoyland

  • Children's play area up to age 11
  • Multi use games area
  • Football
  • Outdoor fit gym

Church View, Penistone

  • Children's play area up to age 11
  • Multi use games area

Crow Edge (parish council site)

  • Children's play area up to age 14
  • Multi use games area

Cubley Brook

  • Children's play area up to age 11

Cubley, Littleton Crescent

  • Children's play area up to age 11
  • Kick about area

Greenacre, Penistone

  • Children's play area up to age 11

Ingbirchworth (Wellthorne Avenue)

  • Children's play area up to age 11

Ingbirchworth Playing Field (parish council site)

  • Multi use games area
  • Football

Millhouse Green

  • Children's play area up to age 11

Park Avenue
(QEII playing fields, Penistone recreation ground )

  • Children's play area up to age 11
  • Multi use games area
  • Skate park
  • BMX track
  • Bowling
  • Football
  • Youth shelter
  • Outdoor fit gym

Spring Vale, Penistone

  • Children's play area up to age 11
  • Multi use games area
  • Youth shelter

Wentworth Road, Penistone

  • Children's play area up to age 11

Westfield Avenue, Penistone

  • Children's play area up to age 11

Watermeadows Park, Penistone

  • Open space

Contact us

Call: (01226) 774353

Write to: Parks Services, Barnsley Council, PO Box 634, Barnsley S70 9GG

Elsecar Park Cafe, off Armroyd Lane, Elsecar Park, Elsecar, Barnsley, S74 8EY