Walker Park, located in Walker, Newcastle upon Tyne, was originally laid out as a park in 1888 and officially opened in 1891. The park is currently being restored thanks to a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund and investment from Newcastle City Council, which will see the return of the Robert Burns statue, improvements to the war memorial and amphitheatre and the opening of a community café. There will also be a number of improvements to entrances, footpaths and boundaries and upgrading of park furniture. Works are expected to be completed during summer 2016.
The Friends of Walker Park are a group of park users and local residents who are passionate about giving Walker the best park possible. To group aims to promote the park and address some of the issues in the park. The newly (re)formed Friends of Walker Park group began meeting during July 2015 and work with the park ranger from Newcastle City Council. Membership is free and meetings are very informal. Meetings are held every 6 weeks. New members are always very welcome.
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