One of Milton Keynes' best kept secrets: The Parks Trust

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15 April 2019

Maybe you’ve lived in Milton Keynes a long time or maybe you are new to our unique city, but do you know about The Parks Trust?

In a recent survey we conducted only 25% of people using the parks and green spaces around the city knew that The Parks Trust is responsible for the upkeep of most of the major parks in Milton Keynes.

Who are The Parks Trust?

We’re the organisation who are entrusted to expertly manage and maintain over 6,000 acres of parks, lakes and landscapes in Milton Keynes. Our experts in land management achieve the continuous improvements and upkeep of our green spaces ensuring that our parklands are kept to a high standard and are always in a good condition for the enjoyment of local people. Our aim is to create beautiful and inspirational parks, lakes and landscapes that will be loved by the people of Milton Keynes forever.

How are we doing this?

We are a charity, but we’re a little different from a traditional charity as we are self-financing. Most of our income is generated from our national property portfolio and financial investments. By choosing a Parks Trust property to lease your rent is going directly into maintaining and enhancing the parks and green spaces in the city of Milton Keynes.

Visiting our parkland  

Each year we see thousands of people visit our parks many of whom take part in one or more of our 500 annual events and activities. We also work with over 6,000 school children and adults each year delivering our outdoor learning programme. With the help of over 200 volunteers our events and activities help to raise awareness, understanding and appreciation of the parks and the wider environment, making Milton Keynes a vibrant and colourful place for everyone to enjoy.

Our most visited Parks

Our Parks are right on your door step so why not explore one of our top five most visited? Willen Lake is by far our most popular park, it’s here you can try your hand at a number of water sports. Campbell Park, our park in the heart of the city is the second, Furzton lake with its open views comes in at number three, Caldecotte with its very own windmill is at four and Howe Park Wood with ancient woodland at five.

If you want to find out more about our parks, events or even want to get involved visit:

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