Running

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Running Events

Many running events take place in the parks every year, taking in the great scenery and often raising lots of money for various good causes.  Take a look at our what's on guide to plan your running year.
Some of the various runs that are planned are listed below:

2nd September 2018 – Big Fun Run – Willen Lake
8th September 2018 – Pretty Muddy – Willen Lake
7th October 2018 – Willen Hospice Lake Run 10k – Willen Lake
9th December 2018 – MK Winter Half Marathon – Willen Lake


  • Petanque Pit

    Did you know we have a Petanque pit?

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  • We have a Trials Bike Track

    Mount Farm Trials Park...
  • We have a club at our BMX track who host training and events throughout the year

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  • We have nearly 30 pieces of Public Art across our parks

    Public Art in our Parks...
  • We have 4 Trim Trails across our parks

    Trim Trails...
  • We have licensed fitness instructors who operate in our parks

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  • You can go fishing in some of our lakes if you join the Angling Association

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  • In the next few months we will be upgrading the Fitness Trail around Willen Lake South.

    The new calisthenics equipment is designed to utilise the users own weight to maximise their workout, using angles and height to vary the intensity of the workout. Watch this space for more information!

    Click here to find out more......
  • We worked with 70+ Community Groups in 2017

  • 1584 Fitness Activities and Clubs were held in 2017

  • Fitness Groups & Clubs make up 72% of events & activities held in our parks

Discover our parks

  • Caldecotte Lake

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    Planning an outdoor adventure in Milton Keynes? Explore the beautiful location of Caldecotte Lake. Whether its watersports, birdwatching or children’s activities, you’re sure to have a great family day out, with lots of space for little ones to run around, plus some tranquil corners to relax as well.

    Refreshments
    The Caldecotte Pub & Grill is open for meals, snacks and hot and cold drinks.

  • Furzton Lake

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    Furzton Lake’s open views make it a popular choice for joggers, cyclists and walkers. Created to act as a basin for floodwaters during rainy spells, the lake has matured into an easily accessible and peaceful oasis for local residents, office workers and wildlife.

    Refreshments
    The Furzton Lake Hotel is open for meals, snacks and hot and cold drinks.

  • Teardrop Lakes

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    Part of the Loughton Valley Park, the four Teardrop Lakes are also a destination in their own right, providing fishing waters and a peaceful escape for those working in nearby offices.

    Refreshments
    There are no refreshment facilities at the Teardrop Lakes. The nearest shops are at Shenley Lodge and Shenley Church End local centres.

  • Ouzel Valley Park

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    The Ouzel Valley Park meanders from Caldecotte Lake in the south to Willen Lake in the north. The park has a spacious, open atmosphere with long views. Much of the land is farmed by The Parks Trust rearing our own cattle and sheep, between the livestock you can still see the remnants of an old field system with the ridge and furrow still visible. Incorporating the historic villages of Woolstone and Woughton, the park is bordered on its western side by the Grand Union Canal.

    Refreshments
    There is the Ye Olde Swan pub at Woughton on the Green and a further two pubs - the Barge and the Cross Keys – that are located on Newport Road in Woolstone village.

  • Campbell Park

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    Located at the heart of Milton Keynes, Campbell Park hosts many of Milton Keynes’ major festivals and events. Its imaginative mix of formal gardens, water features, woodland and open pasture mean it’s an ideal spot to enjoy the changing seasons.

    Refreshments
    There are no refreshment facilities in Campbell Park other than during special events. However, there are a wealth of cafes, bars and restaurants in the nearby city centre, theatre district and Xscape centre.

  • Willen Lake South

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    The Watersport Centre at Willen Lake, come on down and hire a boat!

    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 Fayre and Square.

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