Newlands Remembrance Walk

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Enjoy a stroll down memory lane at ‘Newlands Remembrance Walk’

The Trust receives numerous enquiries each year from people who would like a place where they can remember their loved ones, often with requests for benches or trees. In response to this, we are dedicating the area that links Campbell Park to Willen Lake as a special place of remembrance and will initially be planting an avenue of Lime trees that will line either side of the walk with further tree planting to follow and the creation of wildflower meadow.

The scheme was inspired by the need for people to have more public spaces which they can use to remember loved ones together with a vision to create something special in this area and the opportunity to plant more trees in the city. Ella Magwood of PRC Architecture and Planning volunteered to help create the landscape layout and visuals for the scheme on behalf of her organisation. Initial planting will begin in January 2021 with 48 Lime trees (Tilia Cordata ‘Winter Orange’).

Memorial benches will also be available with an engraved plaque and enquiries for these can be emailed to ops.support@theparkstrust.com.

If you would like to make a donation to help fund this scheme you can do so here.

Artist impressions of the Newlands Remembrance Walk by Ella Magwood


Discover our parks

  • Newlands

    Facilities:

    • Toilets
    • Barbecue Area
    • Café
    • Play Area
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    Newlands is an area of linear parkland between Willen Lake and Campbell Park, which also borders the canal. As of January 2021, an area of this park will be dedicated as a special place of remembrance.

    Refreshments
    There are no refreshment facilities at Newlands. A cafe and pub restaurant can be found at nearby south Willen Lake.

  • Willen Lake South

    Facilities:

    • Toilets
    • Barbecue Area
    • Café
    • Play Area
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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.

    Refreshments
    The one4six café and The Lakeside Pub operated by Greene King.

  • Campbell Park

    Facilities:

    • Toilets
    • Barbecue Area
    • Café
    • Play Area
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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.

  • Make a donation to help fund Newlands Remembrance Walk
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