Willen Lake Play Area Image Parks Trust

Willen Lake in Milton Keynes will be opening its brand-new play area tomorrow (24 September 2021) from midday. This new extended play area is over an acre in size and boasts to be Milton Keynes’ biggest free to use play area.

The design of Willen Lake’s new play area has been created with immersive play in mind.

The play area has a fun nautical theme which fits in with the lakeside setting at Willen Lake plus all the equipment has been constructed from the highest quality robinia wood which reflects the natural parkland found at the lake.

The new play area is made up from two parts, the larger area is suitable for slightly older and more adventurous children and has a wide range of equipment, including a large lighthouse tower with tunnel slide, a lookout crow’s nest and a suspension bridge.

The second area is suitable for younger children and those with additional needs and is situated close to the new Watersports Centre and the Benugo Bar & Kitchen.

This area is enclosed on three sides making it safe for little ones to explore. It has been designed to allow for pushchairs and wheelchairs to easily access the play equipment.

The flooring in this area is made with a rubber crumb to make it smooth and soft. This area has a wheelchair accessible roundabout, a basket swing and extra wide slides so that there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

In addition, refurbishment works have also been undertaken at the existing play area, with the installation of a new large piece of equipment, the rope swing, as well as some landscaping works to improve this area.

These projects at Willen Lake are entirely funded by The Parks Trust, the independent charity that cares for the greenspace in Milton Keynes. The income generated from activities and car parking at Willen Lake contributes to this.