About Oakley ParkSituated in Fleet, just a few minutes walk from the high street and station, Oakley Park covers five acres and consists of two distinct areas. A two acre open space with leisure facilities including a normal and a child size football pitch, picnic benches, a kick wall, basketball hoop, tyre swing, climbing boulders and an enclosed children’s play area.
Ideal for people of all ages, the park is well maintained, fully enclosed and the pathways around the large open space disabled friendly. A pleasant place to spend some time where the children can play while you relax and chat with friends. At the weekend you can watch the Fleet Town [Colts] and Fleet Town [Girls and Ladies] play football. A very clean and safe area, it has two CCTV cameras managed by the council and the local police occasionally drop by to make sure the park is kept vandal free. Oakley Park has quite a history. Originally donated to the people of Fleet by James Oakley, you will be surprsed how much has changed over time.
About the Woodland
The remaining three acres are a Site of Importance for Nature Conservation [SINC.]. Comprising of native woodland, this area is teeming with diverse wildlife including a protected species of bats, a variety of birds, [list of bird types] reptiles, foxes and squirrels. There is a small pond with a pond dipping platform [more about pond dipping] and many paths with bridges crossing over the streams. Used by many dog walkers, the woods are an ideal place to stroll around and enjoy the natural surroundings. [more]
About Friends of Oakley ParkFriends of Oakley Park is a not-for-profit community group run by the membership who volunteer their time. As a community organisation, all we do can only happen with the help of our volunteers, local sponsorship and the community spirit of our members.
We are recognised as the “community voice” in matters relating to the park. Funded by members subscriptions, donations from local businesses, grants and fund raising events, every penny we receive is used to promote and improve the facilities within the park.
During the year our volunteers run a number of events which are designed to be interesting and fun for everyone to participate in. They run an Easter Egg Hunt, Tree Shake, Fungi Foray and a some more unusual instructive events such as Bush Craft and Pond Dipping. [more news]
[Join] us today and become part of a community that makes things happen.
To find out what's on and when please visit our news page, look for us in the local press or read our posters on the information board in the park. You can find our program of events [here] or follow us on [Facebook.]