Surrounding Astley Hall, Astley Park was once the site of a chance finding of ancient pottery, which confirmed that the area was once a Bronze Age settlement. Popular with children and families, it is a great retreat especially combined with a visit to Astley Hall.
In the heart of the park are a lake and a wetland area. The lake was once the original mill pond. The pond is populated with moorhen, ducks and coots. Also situated at the back of the park is Barrowford Cemetery which incorporates the Woodland Cemetery. A new picnic area has been developed near to the cemetery. The park hosts both the annual Barrowford Show and events organised by the Friends Groups and Park Keeper Service.
There are two playgrounds with 18 pieces of equipment including six DDA friendly and two DDA/pushchair friendly gates, both of which are dog free areas: