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Ockwells Park

Announcement

This play area and park is open. Please adhere to the social distancing guidelines. 

(Tueday 7 July 2020)

Overview

Size: 181,094 sqm/ 18.1 hectares
A walk around the perimeter of this park will contribute 3,224 steps to the advised 10,000 daily steps recommended to improve fitness.

BBQs are not permitted in any of the parks and open spaces.

Location and access details

Ockwells Road, Cox Green SL6 3AA

Map
Facilities
  • Play Area with equipment suitable for 3 - 16 year olds
  • Toilets
  • Car Parking
  • Outdoor Gym

Andrea's Café 

With soft play and party room.

Soft Play opening times:

  • Tuesday-Friday - 9.30am-4.30pm
  • Saturday and Sunday - Closed for private parties

Cafe opening times:

  • Monday-Friday - 9.30am-5pm
  • Saturday - 10.30am-4pm
  • Sunday - 9.30am-4pm

Last food orders 2pm

User Group

Meeeting notes

January 2020 : Ockwells and Thriftwood steering group

History

History

Some of the park was once part of the Ockwells Manor Estate. You can see the Manor to the west of the park. The original Manor House was built in the 15th century with wood from oak trees grown in Windsor Forest, which at the time stretched as far as this park.
Ockwells Park was opened to the public in the 1980s and now includes a large play area and sports pitches for softball and baseball.

The play facilities were upgraded in 2009/10 as part of the Playbuilder programme

Other

Conservation area and circular walk with information boards on wildlife and plants.

The paths and nature trail around the park allow you to explore the areas of woodland, meadow and copses, which are now a Local Nature Reserve. Here you can see many interesting plants, insects and birds.

Jubilee Wood

This is a joint venture with the Royal Borough and the Woodland Trust's Jubilee Wood Project.

Local community groups braved the cold weather and sticky mud to join in and help plant a Jubilee Wood at Ockwells Park in Maidenhead. The Woodland Trust donated 1,000 trees including Aspen, Crab apple, dog roses, Field maples, Hawthorn, Hornbeam, Lime and Oaks. Around 800 of the trees were planted, supported with canes and tubes to protect them and coir matting and mulch to prevent weeds and retain moisture. A huge thank you goes to the hardy volunteer groups and residents who came along on the 1st & 2nd December 2012 including Brownies, Scouts, Cubs and the tree wardens.

Further plantings of the Jubilee Wood took place during January and February 2013.

To find out about other similar projects please contact us at [email protected].