Henley-on-Thames Town Council Green Spaces and Parks
Henley-on-Thames has a wealth of recreation areas, green spaces and parks. These include:
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 children's 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. Click here to read The Mill and Marsh Meadows Management and Maintenance Plan 2021 - 2023.
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.
If you'd like to hire a space in our parks, download a booking form.
In addition, the Town Council manages the Sports Facility at Jubilee Park.
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!
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.
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.
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