Play Area and Outdoor Gym Equipment Guidance

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05 March 2021

Play areas have remained open under the latest national lockdown. Our outdoor gym equipment will be available for use from 29th March subject to government guidance. 

If you choose to use the equipment in the parks please ensure both yourself and any children in your care are abiding by the below guidance to reduce the risk of spreading Coronavirus. 

The restrictions and guidance are:

  • All equipment should be used at your own risk. Please supervise children and others in your care.
  • Follow the government’s social distancing guidelines and do not use the equipment if this cannot be maintained. In particular be aware of pieces of equipment where others may also be using them.
  • Please remember to bring your own hand sanitiser with you and to sanitise your hands before and after using the equipment. Pay particular attention to ensure children remember to do this.
  • Remember not to touch your face and to cough and sneeze into a tissue or arm.
  • Refrain from consumption of food or drink on equipment or in playground areas.
  • As always, remember to dispose of all litter, including any protective wear and take your litter home if no bin provided.
  • If you or anyone in your household are showing any symptoms of Coronavirus, please do not use the equipment and follow the Government's advice to self-isolate.

Please note not all play areas and outdoor gym equipment in Milton Keynes’ parkland are owned by The Parks Trust, there are many pieces of equipment owned by Milton Keynes Council. Find out more about the play areas we own and manage here.

Thank you for your cooperation in adhering to these guidelines. If you have any questions please email

Discover our parks

  • Willen Lake South


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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.

  • Stanton Low Park


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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. Despite being one of the newer parks in Milton Keynes, the area is rich in heritage.

  • Lodge Lake


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    Lodge Lake is one of the city's ‘on-line’ balancing lakes. It was created in 1981 by building a dam across the Loughton Brook. This holds back water as flow rates in the brook increase, helping to prevent flooding in downstream areas. The lake is perfect for a short outing - a gentle walk around the lake edge takes about 30 minutes - with plenty of interest on and off the water year-round.

  • Kingsmead


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    This is a small area of parkland and woodland, which connects the North Bucks Way into the parks system via Tattenhoe and Westcroft. It is an ideal place to visit if you live in one of the nearby residential areas. The surrounding land is currently being developed into housing, so is likely to change considerably over the coming years.

  • Broughton Brook Magna Park


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    Broughton Brook park is an area of parkland bordering the Magna Park industrial estate. We have recently taken over management of a section of attractive parkland off the Erwood roundabout, with plans to take over further areas in future.