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Vulcan Park, WorkingtonVulcan Park viewed from Park Lane

Vulcan Park is a 14 acre town centre park situated in the centre of Workington on Vulcan’s Lane. The bulk of the land now known as Vulcan Park was purchased by Workington Corporation in 1908 and after being used as allotment gardens during the First World War it was formally opened as the first public park in Workington on 4 June 1925 by Alderman J McMullen. 

Today the park remains a valued amenity and is used by the local community for relaxation and recreation as well as a variety of events and activities throughout the year. Improvements to the park throughout 2008-2011 resulted in the Green Flag Award being received in 2009 and retained in 2010.

FacilitiesVulcan Park

Vulcan Park encompasses areas of open space, formal and informal sports and activities, and formal gardens. Facilities available in Vulcan Park include: 

  • A bowling green and bower
  • A playing pitch with goal posts
  • Vulcan Park café and public toilets
  • Vulcan Park Childrens' Play Area
  • Cenotaph
  • Park End Shelter (currently not in use) 
  • An outdoor gym for adults 

Future plans for the park include extending the age range of facilities available for the community, including a playground, activities for teenagers, and the recently installed outdoor gym for adults. Part of the southern park has been designated as a Fields in Trust Queen Elizabeth II Playing Field.

These improvements will be carried out as funding becomes available. If you want to help with this, or with decisions made about our park please feel free to join our friends group.

How do I get there? Vulcan Park

There are good transport links with public transport easily accessible. Workington train station is a five to 10 minute walk west of the park and the main bus terminal for Workington is less than five minutes walk to the north-east. A bus stop is also situated directly outside the main entrance to the park.

Although there is no public vehicular access into the park, parking is available on the roads surrounding the park, Park Lane, Vulcan’s Lane, Princess Street and Fleet Street, which is a mixture of unrestricted and disc parking.

Join us

We are currently looking for volunteers to form a friends group for the park. Friends groups are essential for breathing new life into parks and open spaces, assisting with input into management plans, raising funding through grants and in some cases assisting with tasks such as weeding and creating/ planting new beds.

If you are interested in taking part, meeting new friends or even just having a say in the future of our parks and open spaces please contact the parks department by phoning 01900 702 702 or emailing  parks.development@allerdale.gov.uk.

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0303 123 1702

Allerdale Borough Council
Allerdale House, Workington, Cumbria,
CA14 3YJ