Established in 1989 by residents concerned about the lack of investment in the park, We are the “community voice” in matters relating to the park. Join us today and become part of a community that makes things happen. [Join up]
Friends of Oakley Park and Southern Navigators club have worked together to put in place a permanent Orienteering Course into Oakley Park. This was funded by by a grant from Hampshire County Council. If you would like more information or to take part. [more]
Saturday, 24 January @ 8pm in the Church of Our Lady Hall, Kings road, Fleet. Please let us know if you or your party will be attending. Many thanks. [book your place]
Applications are invited for a number of Board member vacancies we have due to retirement and for volunteers to help run the events. Applicants do not need any specific qualifications, other than, for the board members you must not be barred from holding a Directorship. Please contact the Chairman if interested. [contact]
In addition to our annual winter tidy-up we are planning to plant a number of new trees in the park. All help will be most welcome. Refreshments will be provided
Oakley Park is situated in Fleet, ten minutes walk from the high street and station. With free parking, access to the park is from either Albany road, Kings road or Burnside. [google map]
The fiends of oakley have an information board by the pond which shows the different species to be found in and around the pond and area. Funded by contributions from the Fleet Lions, Friends of Oakley Park and Waitrose. We hope that this will increase everyones enjoyment of this valuable amenity and help them understand the ecological importance of the pond and surrounding wildlife. [more]
The Friends of Oakley Park are a not-for-profit community group run by volunteers. All we do, can only happen with the help of our volunteers, local sponsorship and the community spirit of our members. We are the “community voice” in matters relating to the park. Funded by members subscriptions, donations from local business and grants.
By joining us and becoming a member, you will be investing in making Oakley Park the number one park in Fleet. We have vancancies to join the board and welcome more helping hands. Come talk to us at one of our events or [contact us] to find out how you can help.
Set up in 1989 by residents concerned about the lack of investment in Oakley Park.
Our objectives are:
•to maintain and improve Oakley Park for the benefit of the local community by working in partnership with Fleet Town Council, local sponsors and national community groups
•to preserve Oakley Park woods as a Site of Importance for Nature Conservation (SINC)
•to promote the use of Oakley Park as a public amenity
•to be the number one park to visit in the area
As an organisation we encourage and support the work of Fleet Town Council to develop and maintain the park, run free events for the benefit of the community and encourage children's interest in learning about the natural world and manage an official Orientation course
Our program of events includes: an Easter egg hunt, a tree shake, a fungi foray, bring & buy plant sales, children's fun runs and a few more unusual and instructive events including bush craft skills and pond dipping.
To find out whats 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. Follow us on Facebook for the latest news, reviews and updates to our calender.All our events are free and donations are always welcome
Since our inception, we have had the playground upgraded by the council, built the pavillion gardens, received a grant from the National Lottery for the popular climbing rocks, installed new signage, an interpretation board, built some bug, bee & bat hotels and three picnic benches. In the woodland we have enlarged the pond and currently we are concentrating on opening up overgrown glades that are suffering from encroachment and improving the pathways.
The Friends of Oakley Park have a Social evening and AGM which is normally held in January. Usually in the Church of Our Lady Hall, Kings Road, Fleet. Primarily for the membership so the management board can report back on the previous years successes, it is also a social evening with refreshments and a guest speaker.
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