Welcome to the Park

View of the ornate park gate

Spout Yard Park is a community run park in the centre of Louth in Lincolnshire, England.

There are children's play areas, a delightful garden for relaxation, a performance space, Art gallery and kiosk selling refreshments.

We host events throughout the year. Check our Event Diary.

Press Release - October 2021

Popular local charity seeks new Chairperson

Spout Yard Park nestles between the residential areas of Northgate and Broadbank, with the river Lud flowing beside it. Originally the site of a Victorian tannery, Spout yard was imaginatively transformed into a community park and performance space, and was opened in 2007.

Since then, the park has played a central role in the community of Louth. It includes a recently refurbished children’s play area, a kiosk serving a range of healthy snacks and stunning gardens which invariably receive RHS ‘Your Neighbourhood in Bloom awards’. To many we are simply a place to relax and chat in beautiful surroundings. The river itself is arguably our most attractive feature and many people of Louth look back fondly at the summers spent paddling in the stream.

In addition, the park hosts a range of cultural events from live music to dramatic performances on the stage, which lies behind the kiosk. Our gallery allows local artists to exhibit their work and provides a space for groups with wide ranging interests, from drama to wildlife, to meet. We are proud to be a venue for Louth’s arts festival ‘Zero Degrees’ and also hold various events to mark the changing of the seasons, including our ‘Festival of Light’, ‘Festive Singing accompanied by Santa’ and a Spring treasure hunt.

As such the park is regarded with a great deal of affection by members of the local community. We have a thriving and committed team of volunteers who run the gardens and kiosk, and thoroughly enjoy hosting our festivals and events. Alongside enhancing our established events we are keen to explore new and exciting options, to increase and diversify the experiences we can offer our local community.

Regretfully our highly regarded chairperson is stepping down from the role due to work commitments. Hence we have a fantastic opportunity to someone who would like to join us, in a leadership role, and help shape the future of Spout Yard Park – please see our website: www.spoutyardpark.org.uk to read the job description. We have a loyal and supportive team of trustees and volunteers who are excited about the future of the park and will be fully supportive of new ventures and ideas. Please apply by sending a covering letter and CV to info@spoutyardpark.org.uk by the end of October 2021.

If you are interested in becoming involved with the park in anyway, please get in touch. We would love to meet for a cuppa and a chat and show you our beautiful park and gallery. We are all looking forward to meeting you!

Please contact us for more details on Facebook – Spout Yard Yark or email, info@spoutyardpark.org.uk

Spout Yard Park is Open

Spout Yard Park 2021

Spout Yard Park is open daily around 9:30am to 5:30pm. Kiosk is open Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, from 11am to 4pm. All times subject to variation due to weather and volunteer activity.

Please maintain social distancing guidelines when in the park.

Check our Facebook page www.facebook.com/spoutyardparklouth.

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Wild Flower Beds in Spout Yard Park, Summer 2019

Beautiful Wild Flower Beds

Planted by children with the Louth Wildlife Watch, in April 2018, these wildlife havens are really coming into their own this year.

These native wild flowers are particularly good for native insects. They have been such a success that we are planning more areas of the park dedicated to wildlife.

Wild Flower Beds in Spout Yard Park, Summer 2019

Heavy Rainfall Floods Park

Early June rainfall caused the Lud to swell and overflow the steps and lower seating area. The new Louth Flood Defences were maintaining the flow rate, and the water only breached where we have steps down to the waters edge.

Extent of River Lud flooding in Spout Yard Park, June 2019
River Lud breaches the bank in Spout Yard Park, June 2019

The water has now subsided, leaving behind a thick trail of silt. Any volunteers to help clean up?

Spout Yard Park Flooding Aftermath, June 2019