Facilities at Ashland Lakes
Formerly known as the Simpson balancing reservoir, Ashland Lakes were formed in 2006 to provide a more attractive and interesting area of parkland for the adjoining housing development.
The site is made up from a chain of connected lakes and features an ornamental pond with a fountain. Ashland Lakes is still a balancing reservoir and is designed to accommodate excessive rainfall so please be mindful that the lakes can overflow from time to time.
When the ponds were dug out the spoil was transported to the Caldecotte Experience youth activity centre at Caldecotte Lake to create a large mound containing underground tunnels that can now be explored by visitors!
If you were to stroll towards the western end of the park adjacent to Ashland Wood, you’ll find the sculpture Log Wave, or more commonly known as the Ashland snake! This 120-metre-long timber sculpture was created in 2014 by the artist Chris Drury and is currently the longest piece of public art in Milton Keynes.
Two of the lakes are available for fishing but membership of Milton Keynes Angling Association is required.
There is a small car park at Penshurst Crescent, off the V8 Marlborough Street. Charging points for electric cars can also be found here.