The Park opening times: the park is open by 8am (9am at weekends), and closes at dusk. In the winter, the park closes at 3.45pm. The cafe is normally open from 9am, and closes by 4.30pm (sometimes earlier).
The park is managed by the council. During office hours, you can contact them on the main council number: 01904 551550. The out-of-hours contact number is 01904 625751.
Friends’ meetings for 2019 are January 17th, April 11th, June 13th and October 17th (AGM). Meetings start at 7pm at the Park cafe. During the winter, when the park is closed by 7pm, entry will be via Richardson St, where the gates will be open from 6.50pm to 7pm; if you arrive after this time, phone the cafe (01904 551489) for entry.
In previous years, the Friends have organised the Birthday Party (aka Summer Fair = stalls run by community groups, food stalls, music activities and entertainments), on the second weekend in July. However, in 2016, the Party was so successful and well-attended, we realised that any future events of this nature needed to be supported with a much larger organising team, and a substantial investment in practical items such as portaloos, PA system and security guards. Hence the Friends don’t anticipate running the Birthday Party over the next couple of years (although another group may wish to step forward with an offer?); we do have our eye on 2021 (the park’s centenary) though. Please contact us here, or via the Facebook site if you wish to offer your help in organising the centenary party.