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Find out more about your park network across Milton Keynes. You can explore each park using our interactive map.
In 2017 we had over 550 events and activities across our parkland, explore our calendar and find out what we have planned this year
Explore this section and find out more about the different activities you can enjoy across the parks such as running, orienteering, BBQs and more.
We're an independent charity that cares for many of Milton Keynes parks and green spaces. This adds up to 6,000 acres of river valleys, woodlands, lakesides, parks and landscaped areas alongside the main roads.
Explore this section and find out about becoming a volunteer, holding an event, holding a licensed activity, signing up for our newsletter and much more.
All activities operating in our park require a licence and you can find information about what we require, and costs involved here.
We have a few events where we have stalls. Pitches for commercial/craft stalls are £30+vat. Pitches are often free for community and charity stalls, contact the events team to see what your stall comes under.
A risk assessment and copy of your public liability insurance will be required along with pitch fees etc. Please note that we are unable to provide any equipment for stall-holders at our events, stall-holders must provide own fire-retardant marquee/gazebo, table, chairs etc.
If you would like to attend any of our events, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Willen Lake North is home to one of Milton Keynes’ best-known landmarks, the first Peace Pagoda to be built in the western world - and to a rich and varied bird population.
Nearest refreshments are at the Lakeside Hotel and Cafe (weekends and school holidays) at South Willen Lake. The Camphill Community runs a vegetarian café opposite the main car park.
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.
The Caldecotte Pub & Grill is open for meals, snacks and hot and cold drinks.
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.
There are no refreshment facilities at this park.
Shenley Wood is one of three ancient woodlands in Milton Keynes, a wonderful spot for a quiet walk and to enjoy the abundant wildlife.
There are no facilities on site but there is a range of pubs and shops in Shenley Church End about 10 minutes’ walk away to the east.
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.
The Furzton Lake Hotel is open for meals, snacks and hot and cold drinks.
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.
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.