Play Areas

The Parks Trust care for over 40 parks in Milton Keynes so you’re never more than half a mile from a park. Many of these parks also have play areas, we look after many free to use play areas across the city. Having these facilities right on your doorstep is hugely beneficial as play areas provide children with the opportunity to develop their physical strength, social interactions and build their confidence. Find out more about the play areas we manage below.


Discover our parks

  • Brooklands Meadow Park

    Facilities:

    • Toilets
    • Barbecue Area
    • Café
    • Play Area
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    While The Parks Trust maintains Brooklands Meadow Park it is not yet officially our land and is currently owned by Places for People. A modern, well thought out flood retention site with a dam structure, it ensures the surrounding houses don’t flood in times of heavy rain. As the area develops, there are plans for this park to link up with the other linear parks nearby.

    Refreshments
    There are no facilities available on site but a pub can be found nearby in Broughton.

  • Stanton Low Park

    Facilities:

    • Toilets
    • Barbecue Area
    • Café
    • Play Area
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    Stanton Low Park lies to the north of Milton Keynes and offers attractive views across the valley of the River Great Ouse. It is one of Milton Keynes’ more recently-created parks (officially opened in 2016) and lies between the Oakridge Park residential area and the Linford Lakes Nature Reserve. A children’s play area has been provided for use by local residents.

    Refreshments
    Refreshments are available from the nearby Black Horse pub next to the Grand Union Canal. There are shops selling food at the Oakridge Park Local Centre.

  • Broughton Brook

    Facilities:

    • Toilets
    • Barbecue Area
    • Café
    • Play Area
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    This park follows the Broughton Brook, from Magna Park near the M1 through Brooklands, Broughton Gate, Broughton and Pineham. It offers local residents an attractive and quiet place to escape into green space within the city. At Broughton Gate next to Southwold Crescent there is a popular children's play area, with another located at Kidderminster Walk.

    Refreshments
    There are no refreshment facilities at this park.

  • Willen Lake South

    Facilities:

    • Toilets
    • Barbecue Area
    • Café
    • Play Area
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    Willen Lake is Milton Keynes’ most popular park. Visitors take part in watersports activities, go cycling, enjoy the playground, try the high ropes course or simply picnic along Willen’s shores. It’s a great place to entertain all ages of family and friends, whether it’s a visit to the café or restaurant, a stroll, trying a beginners’ course in sailing or hiring a pedalo or bike.

    Refreshments
    The one4six café and The Lakeside Pub operated by Greene King.

  • Oxley Park

    Facilities:

    • Toilets
    • Barbecue Area
    • Café
    • Play Area
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    The linear stretches of parkland at Oxley Park were created to serve the local housing development.

    Refreshments
    Refreshments are available from the local centre at Oxley Park.

  • Howe Park Wood

    Facilities:

    • Toilets
    • Barbecue Area
    • Café
    • Play Area
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    Howe Park is probably the woodland mentioned in the Domesday Survey of 1086. Parts of it may be rare surviving fragments of the 'wildwood' that covered the whole of lowland Britain after the last Ice Age, 6-11,000 years ago.

    Refreshments
    There is a Café at Howe Park Wood ran by Grounds. The café is operating a takeaway only service until further notice.

  • We have received the Green Flag Award for our entire network of parks for the fourth year in a row!
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