Leda and the Swan

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Leda and the Swan by Michael Morse McDonald (1992)

This piece was gifted by the artist to The Parks Trust in 1992. Carved from granite, Willen Lake was chosen as an ideal location due to the proximity of the lake and the number of swans that grace the grounds and lakeside.

*Lead and the Swan is currently in storage due to development works at Willen Lake, work is being to done to relocate at another site on Willen Lake.

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.