Milton Keynes is not just roundabouts and mile long shopping centres!
Milton Keynes actually has some lovely parks and lakes! Perfect for walks, bike rides, picnics on a sunny day or walking the dog!
Here are a few of our favourites:
Located at the heart of Milton Keynes, Campbell Park hosts many of Milton Keynes’ major festivals and events. Its imaginative mix of formal gardens, water features, woodland and open pasture mean it’s an ideal spot to enjoy the changing seasons. At the top of park is a memorial to one of Milton Keynes’ founders, Lord ‘Jock’ Campbell of Eskan, reading ‘If you seek his memorial look around’. A new piece of public art, the MK Rose, created by internationally renowned artist Gordon Young, was installed on the site of the former fountain and pond and officially launched in November 2013. Nearby, the Belvedere, offers views into Bedfordshire. Look out, too, for the labyrinth with a working sundial at its centre. Chain Reaction, the distinctive sculpture overlooking Campbell Park, celebrates all those who played a part in Milton Keynes’ creation. It is one of several artworks in the park which are also part of the Milton Keynes Art-walk.
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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.