Henley-on-Thames Town Council Green Spaces and Parks

Henley-on-Thames has a wealth of recreation areas, green spaces and parks. These include:

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

Makins Recreation Ground
A recreation ground 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 & Marsh 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. There is also a wildlife walk, and the riverside towpath to Marsh Lock.  

Gillotts Field
Henley Town Council purchased Gillotts Field in the early 1990s for public recreation and has subsequently been registered as a Town Green.

Please contact Henley Information Centre for more information on all our parks and recreation facilities: Tel: 01491 576982.

In addition, the Town Council manages the Henley Outdoor Sports Centre

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Henley Town Council - Freeman's Meadow play park

Freemans Meadow

Freemans Meadow is an informal open space just minutes from the town centre.  Tucked away behind residential roads, the park has a variety of mature trees and a large field for play.  

The children’s play area was upgraded by the Town Council in 2019 and having been designated a Town Green in 2020, the park now has protected status and is one of the town’s best spaces to relax and play.

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Henley Town Council - Henley Play park
Henley Town Council - Henley Skate park

Makins Recreation Ground

There is lots to do at Makins Recreation Ground.

 Our recently upgraded play park has picnic tables and benches, as well as a large field, outdoor gym and skatepark and comes with a lovely view!

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Henley Town Council - Henley play park

Mill and Marsh Meadows

Mill and Marsh Meadows form the principal recreational park in Henley, with Green Flag status, and are located adjacent to the River Thames upstream of Henley Bridge.

The towpath bordering the park on the eastern side, forms part of the Thames Path – a national trail which stretches 184 miles from the Thames’s source in the Cotswolds to the Thames Barrier in London.

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Henley Town Council - People playing in Mill Meadows park
Henley Town Council - welcoming sign at Mill Meadows

Gillotts Field

Henley Town Council purchased Gillotts Field in the early 1990s for public recreation and has subsequently been registered as a Town Green.  

In the year 2000, local people planted 2000 native trees and shrubs to mark the Millennium and in 2001, a wildlife hedge was planted along the eastern boundary.

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Henley Outdoor Sports Centre

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

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

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Henley Town Council - Henley Sports facilities
Henley Town Council - Henley sports fields
Henley Town Council - Bandstand in Mill Meadows

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.

For further information about Music by the River, please contact the Henly Information Centre.

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Henley Town Council - people using the Bandstand at Mill Meadows

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 below

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Henley Town Council - Henley Bowls club field
Henley Town Council - Henley Bowls club field