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 - 2026.
Henley Town Council purchased Gillotts Field in the early 1990s for public recreation and has subsequently been registered as a Town Green.
This new facility was launched April 2022 in place of the putting green. Featuring miniature versions of all the big sites in Henley - including Kenton Theatre, St Marys Church, George Harrison's House, Temple Island. Taking you through 18 holes of miniature golf. More information here
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.
Take the plunge on a journey around Henley right here on the bank of the River Thames. With 18 holes of adventure golf fun, you’ll navigate your ball around Henley’s landmarks. Play past Friar Park, the home of Beatles’ member George Harrison, and over his iconic Fender Stratocaster; see the beautiful Temple Island; be careful not to lose your ball in the Thames as you hit it over Henley Bridge; have a photo with Matthew Pinsent and Steve Redgrave and see one of their actual rowing boats.find out more
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 Henley 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