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Bitts Park (CA3 8UL)

Bitts Park (CA3 8UL)

The park is a peaceful haven only 800 metres from the City Centre, comprising formal gardens, riverside walks, children’s play area and splash park (operates 11am-6pm), running routes and sports facilities.

17 May 2016/Categories: Parks

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Park Features

Bitts Park includes several distinct areas:

  • * Victoria Park – a combination of formal lawns and floral displays with a large statue of Queen Victoria as it’s centrepiece
  • * The Hollow – sunken area adjacent to Hardwicke Circus and Eden Bridge, with spectacular rhododendron displays and golden weeping willow trees
  • * Garden of Memories – small formal area for quiet reflection, created in partnership with Eden Valley Hospice
  • * Riverside Trail – tranquil area of mature trees and vegetation managed for the benefit of wildlife

Recreational Activities

Carlisle City Council provide a variety of activities within the park:

  • * Play Area – large and well-appointed play area catering for children of all ages and abilities
  • * Splash Park – interactive water feature located within the play area (please note only active between Easter – October, temperature dependent)
  • * Skate Park – large and robust area located to the west of Carlisle Castle
  • * Running Routes – a running/walking route of three optional distances is way marked throughout the park
  • * Brand new outdoor gym facility for 2018


Opening Times

  • Bitts Park is open all day, every day.

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