Considerate parking please!

Please can we remind parkrunners of the importance of parking appropriately on a Saturday morning around the South Park. We are starting to notice a few more reports of bad parking, particularly the blocking of driveways of local residents, which is unacceptable. parkrun relies on the support of everyone involved and this includes local residents.

We encourage you to arrive by foot, by pedal-power or by public transport if you can - your efforts help to reduce our impact on the park and the local area. If this is not possible please consider car sharing to reduce the number of cars that are around the park.

There are plenty of parking facilities in the town centre, under a mile from the South Park. Some of these are free and for some there is a small charge. It also allows chance for a warm up and cool down! Please see the link at the bottom of this post for information on parking in Darlington town centre. 

Ultimately, we don’t have the authority for parking around the park and if local residents have any issues they should contact the relevant authorities for advice. We can also be contacted by email on