Furzton Lake

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Don't miss
Providing a striking landmark at Furzton is the Triple Star Head sculpture by Romanian artist Paul Neagu, shaped like a comet with its tail erupting from the earth.

Look out, too, for the Silhouetted Portals by Wendy Hitchings - wooden sculptures on the islands near Lynmouth Crescent, which have proved popular with the resident bird population.
Find out about the artworks at Furzton Lake and in our other parks here.

There is a designated barbecue area near the 'star' car park, off the V4 Watling Street.  Groups of 10 or more will need permission from info@theparkstrust.com

Sport
A Model Boat Club operates from Furzton, using the bays on the Lynmouth Crescent side of the lake.

Fishing at the lake is managed by Milton Keynes Angling Association.

Korfball is played on Thursday nights in the summer.

Events
For full programme see our events pages.

Wildlife
Volunteers help The Parks Trust clear the islands of scrub and bramble, to provide a better habitat for ground nesting birds. The lake also has a large population of geese and other waterfowl.

Car parking
Free car parking at the following locations:
V4 Watling St opposite the National Bowl
Lynmouth Crescent between Swimbridge Lane and Pinkworthy
Shirwell Crecent

Charging points for electric cars can be found in the car park off Shirwell Crescent.

Toilets
There are no public toilets at this site, but the hotel has customer toilets during opening hours.

Disabled access
There are good all-weather paths around the lake with some steep gradients near the outflow close to the V4 car park.


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Opening Times
The park and car parks are open at all times throughout the year. There is no admission fee.

Address
Furzton Lake is located in the Furzton grid square and is bordered by V4 Watling street, Shirwell Crescent, Bilbrook lane, and Lynmouth Crescent.

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