Willen Lake New Watersports Building Image Parks Trust

A brand-new £5 million Watersports Centre at Willen Lake, Milton Keynes, opens today (26 June 2021). 

The new building is situated on the edge of the lake is where you’ll need to head if you’re checking into one of the watersport sessions, taking part in wakeboarding, want to hire a pedalo, launch your own craft or have booked tickets for Aqua Parcs.

The building itself has modern changing rooms and additional public toilets. It is fully accessible, with level access, lifts, accessible toilets and baby change facilities.

It has also included a full Changing Places facility, which will accommodate people with profound learning or physical disabilities.

Next to the Watersports Centre you’ll also find the new café, which is due to open in the summer. Spanning over two floors this family friendly café will be operated by Benugo.

Part of the improvement works at Willen Lake also includes a large extension to the play area. The new extended play area has been designed with different age ranges and needs in mind.

The larger play area is suitable for slightly older children and will have a wide range of equipment. There is also an area suitable for younger children and those with additional needs that will be situated close to the new watersports centre.

This area has been designed to allow for pushchairs and wheelchairs to easily access the play equipment. It will also have a wheelchair accessible roundabout, a basket swing and extra wide slides so that there’s something for everyone to enjoy. The play area will be completed in time for the school summer holidays.

The improvements at Willen Lake are 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.

To find out more about Willen Lake or to book one of their activities please visit: www.willenlake.org.uk.