The Dock Park & Castledykes Park Multi Play Area

Parks & Gardens

Dumfries, Dumfries And Galloway, DG1

    The Dock Park has undergone massive regeneration to upgrade the facilities. The riverside park has a rich and varied history which has been made accessible to park users through interpretation boards and the conservation of historic features

    The park's centre-piece is the nineteenth century bandstand which has been restored to its former glory with the addition of new lighting and electrical points so that modern equipment can be used for events and activities. As well as the upgraded bandstand, the old bowling pavilion has been refurbished to be used for the park's toilet facilities and as the new information hub. The new play equipment is more suitable for all ages and abilities with bright and appealing colours; all of which surrounds the historic maze, which has been in place since the 1970's. A Peter Pan themed mini golf area has been designed by a local artist and provides links with other projects in Dumfries. The new Kelly's Viewpoint has been built near the site where Kelly's Shelter used to stand. The entrances and pathways have been enhanced, providing improvements to the park's disjointed layout

    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2016 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016

    The facilities are open from 11.00am to 6.30pm on weekdays and from 11.00am to 7.00pm on weekends and bank holidays. Facilities will close for winter on the 25 October.

    The Café in the park is open from 10.30am to 5.00pm on weekdays and from 10.30am to 4.00pm on weekends.


    • The main entrance has level access


    • Public Toilet Facilities

    Leisure Facilities

    • Outdoor Recreational Facilities

    Special Requirements

    • Children Welcome
    • Coach Parties Welcome
    • Disabled Citizens
    • Dogs Welcome
    • Families
    • Pets Allowed
    • Pets Welcome
    • School Groups Welcome
    • Senior Citizens
    • Young People


    • Baby Changing Facilities Available
    • Children Welcome
    • Outdoor Play Area


    • Level Access
    • Picnic Area


    • Town Location
    • Waterfront Location


    • Accessible Parking or Drop Off Point
    • Coach Parking On-site
    • Free Parking Off-Site/Street
    • Free Parking On-Site
    • On Public Transport Route
    • Parking
    • Public Parking Nearby

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    Access to Public Areas (Displays, exhibits, rides etc)

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by a ramp or lift to :
      • a public toilet


    • Parking provided for visitors
      • Parking on site
      • With designated parking for visitors with disabilities
      • Within about 50 metres of the attraction
    • The route from the parking area to the nearest public entrance is :
      • flat, ie. without steps
    • There is a drop-off point for guests immediately outside the main entrance

    Cafeteria / Restaurant

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by a ramp or lift to the :
      • cafeteria

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.

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