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21 November 2018


We’re fortunate to live in a city that offers the best of both worlds; bustling, cosmopolitan centres and glorious, diverse parkland. This means there is beautiful green space available whatever area you live in, which can be enjoyed by people of all ages and abilities.

Trees form a key part of the Milton Keynes landscape and we look after around 400 hectares of plantations across the city. Amongst the thousands of trees in these areas, there are some that are extra special.

We’ve collected together interesting facts about some of the most notable trees in Milton Keynes. To find out more, view our factsheet.



  • The Parks Trust hosted over 450 events and activities in their parks in 2018

  • Over 15,000 visitors came to activities and events across the parks in 2018.

  • 91% of event attendees said they had a Excellent, Very Good or Good experience at our events in 2018!

Discover our parks

  • 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.

  • Howe Park Wood

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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 serving cakes, drinks and cold foods.

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