Barnard Park is a 10-acre public park with a rich history, stemming from the beginnings of cricket with Thomas Lord in the 18th century to WW2 bomb damage. Prefab housing followed wartime devastation before the creation of the park in the 1960s. In recent times the Friends of Barnard Park have created three new gardens and planted hundreds of bulbs. Visitors can see what can be achieved in a very long border under an avenue of lime trees, and the other challenges which the park has presented. The park has large grassy areas for sunbathing or picnicking and a large games pitch.