Harris Park, Cockermouth

Parks Development PhotoIn 1985 Mrs Harris left Harris Park to the people of Cockermouth in memory of her husband, Joseph Harris. Now under management of Allerdale Borough Council, the park has good views of both Cockermouth and the Lake District. It is a pleasant place to take a stroll, play some bowls or sit and watch the children play.

Facilities include:Play Park, Harris Park

  • A children's playground, upgraded in 2012,
  • tennis courts,
  • a bowling green,
  • woodland walks,
  • riverside walks.

It is possible to access the park from the town centre via the Cockermouth Greenway. The public footpath leading out of the park along the River Cocker provides walkers with a wonderful entry into the Lake District via the Vale of Lorton.

In 2013 children from Fairfield School re-developed the flower beds into their school emblem and in 2014 All Saints School helped to plant a tree avenue in the park. We hope that members of the public will look after these park improvements to let them grow into something beautiful for the people of Cockermouth. New trees are needed within the park areas as the existing trees are getting to an age and condition where removal may be necessary in future years. Trees planted by All Saints School included Cherry, Silver Birch and Beech.


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0303 123 1702

Allerdale Borough Council
Allerdale House, Workington, Cumbria,
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