South Park, in Darlington, is a beautiful Victorian Park on the A167 road heading south from the town centre
South Park is a great place for today’s generation, after its multi-million pound Heritage Lottery Funded restoration project.
It was the first Victorian Park in the North East of England and was opened to the public in 1853 as “Belassis Park”.
Its size has increased to its present 91 acres and the superb restoration work has added new sensory, rock and rose gardens to the existing award-winning displays.
You can also enjoy a splendid lake, bandstand, new play areas, skateboard park and seasonal bistro-style café.
Educational facilities in a new, purpose-built extension to the Park Lodge welcome school groups to this wonderful example of a municipal park.
© 2011-18 Friends Of South Park Postal address: Clock Tower, South Park, Darlington, Co Durham, DL1 5TG. www.southparkdarlington.co.uk
A comprehensive list can be found on the Darlington Council Website
Nordic walking in South Park
Meet at the Clock Tower Tuesday(Age UK), Thursday and Friday 10-11am.
£2.50 a session. Booking essential.
Call (01325) 405400 or Email: email@example.com
Friends meet at the gardener’s compound next to the aviary. Anybody’s welcome to join us and play a part in the upkeep of small areas in the park.
The garden club meets on the 1st Saturday of every month. Please contact John Throw for dates during winter months. Call (01325) 283225.
People to inform in case of concern or emergency
6am - 6pm - Park Ranger Pippa.
Call (01325) 383099 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
In an emergency - If no staff present call the appropriate emergency services or call the Darlington Borough Council 24 hours number on (07966) 347101