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 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

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.

For more information on events and activites in the park, please visit our Visit Workington website.

Facilities available in Vulcan Park include:

  • A bowling green and bower

  • A playing pitch with goal posts

  • Play Area

  • Cenotaph

  • An outdoor gym for adults 

​​If you would like to book Vulcan Park for an event or an activity, please complete our booking form -

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

Grow Well West Cumbria

Grow Well West Cumbria is a Community Interest Company with a small community garden based near the ‘Old Man 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. For more details about the group, please contact: grow-well@hotmail.com


Wildflora Meadow

Workington Town Council worked with Cumbria Wildlife Trust as part of the #GetCumbriaBuzzing project. More than 100 children and adults from the local community helped to plant 450 plugs and 1 kilo of wildflower seeds to create a large wildflora meadow in the middle of the park. To learn more about #GetCumbriaBuzzing and how you can get involved in future projects check out the Cumbria Wildlife Trust website:




Since 2016 we have been working with Derwent Rotary and Workington Rotary to plant purple crocuses across the town, including Vulcan Park, in support of the Rotary International’s ‘Purple4Polio’ campaign. Purple4Polio is a campaign that fundraises for the eradication of polio and has contributed towards polio-endemic countries dropping from 125 to just three.

We are continuing to make improvements and welcome any suggestions using the form on our contacts page.