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Cornthwaite Park

Facilities

  • Bowling greens
  • Car park
  • Multi use games area
  • Pavilion
  • Play area
  • Tennis courts

History

Cornthwaite Park was established in 1953 after the Council bought open land then known as Church Fields. It was named after a local councillor. It has an attractive, formal air with neat flower beds, planters, ornamental tree planting, undulating grass and meandering tarmac footpaths. The park also has a children's play area, bowling green and tennis courts.

In 1991 a bronze statue of the Victorian author Lewis Carroll along with a figure a little girl he was reading to was stolen from Park. Carroll's figure was recovered and today stands in Whitburn Library, but the girl remains lost. It is generally accepted that Lewis Carroll wrote The Walrus and the Carpenter while holidaying at his cousin's house, High Croft, in Whitburn.

In 2012 a wooden sculpture of a dolphin by local chainsaw artist Tommy Craggs was placed in the corner of Cornthwaite Park.

Activities at Cornthwaite Park

  • Name
    Summer Park Events - Wanda
    Location
    Cornthwaite Park
    Time
    10:30am to 12:00pm
    Cost
    Free
    Description
    Come along to Cornthwaite Park for free children's entertainment with Wanda as part of our Summer Park Events programme.
  • Name
    Summer Park Events - Kendrick
    Location
    Cornthwaite Park
    Time
    2:00pm to 4:00pm
    Cost
    Free
    Description
    Come along to Cornthwaite Park for free children's entertainment with Kendrick as part of our Summer Park Events programme.

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