About Workington Town Council

 Workington Town Council is the grassroots council for the civil parish of Workington.  It is served by 25 councillors drawn from the whole town community.  The Chairman of the Council is The Mayor of Workington.

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Vulcan Park

History

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.

Facilities

The park is a ten minutes’ walk from the centre of town and provides a green haven to breathe, think and play.

​Facilities include:

 - Children’s play area

 - Adults outdoor fitness equipment

 - Playing field including goal posts

 - Pannacourt

 - Bowling green with bower

 - Network of paths / benches

 - Lighting

 - Wildflower meadow areas

 - Cenotaph

 - Walking for health – see what's on

 - Lawns for picnics (bring your own)

Projects

Since taking over the park in 2018, Workington Town Council has worked on a number of improvements and projects.

Everyone is welcome to get involved, from individuals, local businesses and schools.  Please just get in touch.

Volunteers

Vulcan Park has a group of dedicated volunteers that assist with its maintenance. The group meets every Sunday to carry out a variety of tasks including, planting flowers and bulbs, weeding and litter-picking.

The group is open for anyone to join and no previous experience is necessary. All tasks are supervised by an experienced professional gardener, who will provide training and equipment as required.

​The group meets every Sunday at 10am. Volunteers do not need to attend every session or for the full duration and tasks will be structured to suit availability and interest.

Bowling Club

Lawn bowls is a precision sport in which the goal is to roll slightly asymmetrical balls (called bowls) closer to a smaller white ball (the ‘jack’) than your opponent is able to do.

Lawn bowls is played for the challenge and competition, personal enjoyment, activity, the pleasure of spending time outdoors and for social interaction. It is also a low-impact, therapeutic form of exercise.

Get in touch for more information.

Grow Well

Grow Well West Cumbria look after a small community garden near the ‘Park End Shelter’ in Vulcan Park.

 

The group meet regularly to work on the garden, to socialise, and to learn new skills.  Anyone can join the group and no experience is required.

 

The group meet every Thursday from 10am to 12noon.

 

Get in touch for more information. or visit their Facebook page.

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Events / Hire the Park

Vulcan Park hosts many community events throughout the year such as family fun days, live music and sports activities. To see the full programme, head over to the Visit Workington website.

If you would like to hire Vulcan Park for an event or an activity, please complete our booking form and we will be in touch.

Maintenance

The park is undergoing a restoration period to restore it to its former glory using modern planting designs whilst keeping to the Councils ethos of sustainability, bio diversity and good environmental practices.

A programme of works for the improvement of path maintenance will commence in 2020.

Click below to see more plans.

Social Media

Keep up to date with news, events, competitions and more by liking our Vulcan Park Facebook page!

You can also follow Workington Town Council on Twitter and Instagram.