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Parks and Recreation - Updated 5 Feb 2021 

For more information on play areas see below

 

Mill Meadows 

Toilets

Open

Toddler Playground

Open*

Adventure Playground

Open*

Makins Recreation Ground

Skatepark

Closed

Outdoor Gym

Closed

Playground

Open*

Freemans Meadow

Playground 

Open*


*Play Areas Update 5 February 2021

  • Open play areas are primarily for use by children who do not have access to private outdoor space, like their own garden. Although parents, guardians or carers can take children to a playground for exercise, they must not socialise with other people while there.

  • Social distancing guidelines should be followed wherever possible. This means a distance of 2 metres between people from different households.  If the playground is busy, please come back another time. Please use hand sanitiser and wash your hands when you return home.

  • When using the play area, please ensure that just one family member accompanies children. There is signage at each playpark detailing maximum numbers

  • Latest Government Guidelines advise that those responsible for playgrounds should set maximum numbers of users for each site to facilitate social distancing.  We have calculated these numbers based on an assessment of the spaces and play equipment.  We will keep this under review. Please check signs at each location.

Play Area

Maximum Number

Mill Meadows Toddler Playpark

14

Mill Meadows Adventure Playpark

9

Makins Recreation Ground Playpark

15

Freemans Meadow Playpark

7 in playpark

(10 including zipwire and swings)

 

 

We will be taking all practical steps to try and make these areas as safe as possible, but we can only keep them open with your support; please enjoy the play areas responsibly and follow the guidance on the signs to keep yourself, your families and the rest of the community safe.


In line with prevailing guidance to restrict the spread of coronavirus:

Observe social distancing by keeping at least 2 metres / 6 foot away from other users of the meadows

Keep dogs on leads to avoid unnecessary contact with other users of the meadows

Practice good hygiene - wash your hands before leaving home and as soon as you return from being outside.

 

HENLEY-ON-THAMES TOWN COUNCIL WELCOMES ALL VISITORS TO ENJOY OUR BEAUTIFUL RIVERSIDE TOWN BUT PLEASE BE AWARE THAT AS FROM  2019 NO BBQ'S WILL BE PERMITTED ON EITHER MILL OR MARSH MEADOWS. 

 

 

Henley has a variety of Leisure Resources, including:

Henley Outdoor Sports Centre (including Jubilee Park)
Reading Road
Henley-on-Thames

Bookings: Liz Jones (l.jones@henleytowncouncil.gov.uk)
                Tel 01491 576982 (Henley Town Council)

Click for a map

Freeman's Meadow
A recreational area located next to The Fairmile that includes a children's playground.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Makins Recreation Ground
This Recreation ground is located on Greys Road just above the Scout Hut.  It includes a childrens play area, a concrete multi-wheeled facility (skateboard park) and outdoor gym equipment.

Mill Meadows
A large riverside recreational area that includes a fantastic new toddler play area as well as an older childrens' adventure playground, public toilets and acres of open space and a wildlife walk, and the riverside towpath to Marsh Lock.  

For a link to the Henley Wildlife Group's website to view their activites please click here.

For a copy of the Mill Meadows 'I Spy' leaflet please click here.

HENLEY-ON-THAMES TOWN COUNCIL WELCOMES ALL VISITORS TO ENJOY OUR BEAUTIFUL RIVERSIDE TOWN BUT PLEASE BE AWARE THAT AS FROM  2019 NO BBQ'S WILL BE PERMITTED ON EITHER MILL OR MARSH MEADOWS. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marsh Meadows

HENLEY-ON-THAMES TOWN COUNCIL WELCOMES ALL VISITORS TO ENJOY OUR BEAUTIFUL RIVERSIDE TOWN BUT PLEASE BE AWARE THAT AS FROM  2019 NO BBQ'S WILL BE PERMITTED ON EITHER MILL OR MARSH MEADOWS. 

Click here for a map of the Mill Meadows and Marsh Meadows area.  The map gives details of the picnic areas, wildlife trail, parking and facilities. 

Bandstand Concerts by the River

The bandstand at Mill Meadows is available for hire (free of charge) for muscial concerts on Saturdays or Sundays throughout the summer. Click here for further information about Music by the River.

Henley Bowls Club

Henley Bowls Club is based at the Leichlingen Pavilion in Mill Meadows and welcomes visitors and new members.  All are welcome to their Monday evening summer coaching sessions and social activities in the winter. 

For further information on the Bowls Club please click here.

Contact Henley Information Centre for more information on all our parks and recreation facilities:

Tel: 01491 576982

Mill Meadows Management Plan - for a copy of the management plan please click here.