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