Carlisle City Council has many hectares of parks and open spaces

Sailing, fishing and canoeing are some of the varied activities at Talkin Tarn Countryside Park

Sailing, fishing and canoeing are some of the varied activities available at Talkin Tarn

Carlisle has maginificant green spaces to enjoy

Our open spaces are enjoyed by visitors and locals alike


We have many miles of cycling and walking trails

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Melbourne Park

Melbourne Park

Melbourne Park lies off the Warwick Road, just east of the City Centre, flanking the River Petteril.

17 May 2016/Categories: Parks

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Melbourne Park Consultation Event - Wednesday 10 August, 7am-7pm


Please join us as we set our proposals to improve Melbourne Park.
Come along and have your say!

Our drop-in consultation event will be based in a tent within the park, near the footbridge over the River Petteril.

You will be able to:

• Meet our Green Spaces team and let them know how you’d like to see the park improved in the future.

• Comment on the proposals put forward by the team.

Please come along and discuss your ideas with us!

If you are unable to attend the consultation event, please email your comments to [email protected] by Friday 26 August 2016


  • The Petteril Valley Cycle Way runs north - south through Melbourne Park with adjoining links from Botcherby Avenue and Adelaide Street.
  • There are two children's play areas, one near Borland Avenue, and one near Melbourne Road.
  • Five full sized football pitches, and two junior football pitches, and a changing pavilion.
  • Floodlit Multi Use Games Area / Ball Court.
  • Allotments.
  • Wildlife Conservation Area.

Park opening times

Melbourne Park is open all day, every day.


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