Public Art at Newlands and Willen Lake

    As well as physical sculptures, the parks are home to designed landscapes like the Tree Cathedral at Newlands, designed by Neil Higson in 1986. The Tree Cathedral is based on Norwich Cathedral with a range of different tree species used to establish the Cathedral’s component parts. Willen Lake North and South are home to six sculptural pieces and all can be discovered by taking in a stroll around both lakes


    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.

    • Willen Lake North

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      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.

    • Tree Cathedral

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      Contrary to what many believe, Milton Keynes does have its own cathedral. But like the city itself, this cathedral is unique - made from bark and leaves rather than bricks and mortar.

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