Parks and Lakes - Destination Milton Keynes

Tongwell Lake by Tim Ebbs

Parks & Lakes

Ouzel Valley Park by Gill Prince

Parks & Lakes

Peace Pagoda at Willen Lake

Parks & Lakes

The Great Outdoors

With over 6,000 acres of parkland, dotted with rivers, lakes, woodland, and trails, Milton Keynes lives up to its reputation as the ‘city in the country’. It might sound staggering, but you’ll find over 22 million trees throughout our city, and locals and visitors alike love to get outdoors and breathe the fresh air.

Even our streets are green, lined with wide grass verges, and you’re never too far from a pocket park, stretch of woodland, or an expansive stretch of grass and greenery. So much so, in fact, that over 20% of our city is given over to the great outdoors, and it’s all ready to be explored and experienced. Events throughout the year can be found on parkland managed by the Parks Trust, so check out their listings below.

The Parks Trust

The Parks Trust is an independent charity that cares for over 6,000 acres of parkland and green space in Milton Keynes including the river valleys, ancient woodlands, lakesides, parks and landscaped areas.

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01908 233600

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Willen Lake

Willen Lake South is Milton Keynes’ most popular park. It offers a wide range of activities on and off the water with something for everyone to enjoy.

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01908 246599

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Treetop Extreme

Treetop Extreme is a unique, exciting and fun packed experience on an awesome High Ropes Adventure Course located at Willen Lake.

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01908 246599

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Milton Keynes Public Art Collection

Milton Keynes is home to a collection of over 230 public artworks located across the city.

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01908 691691

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The Parks Trust and Campbell Park Amphitheatre

Campbell Park offers a purpose-built open-air stage and amphitheatre, multiple marquee sites with a 5,000 capacity area for outdoor events.

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01908 233600

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Cycling in Milton Keynes

A cycling destination with a difference! Where else in Britain can you take a single cycle ride and meet cows made of concrete, visit a cathedral made of trees, and slide down a slope made of snow – all without cycling on a single road?

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Fishing in Milton Keynes

Milton Keynes is a fantastic place to visit if you like fishing - whatever your ability and whatever you want to try and catch.

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