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Prospect Park

Parks & Walks

As Reading’s largest open space, Prospect Park is not to be missed. It takes its name from the fine views across the Kennet Valley and beyond, which can be enjoyed best from the Mansion House.

The regency white stuccoed grade II listed property is now a restaurant and sits on a hill at the highest point of the park. There are large sweeps of short cut grass and meadow areas. A pond to the south of the house attracts an assortment of wildlife. To the north of the park ‘The Rookery’ comprises a mature oak woodland and Wildlife Heritage Site.

Children will be sure to enjoy the mini steam train, run by voluntary enthusiasts on the first Sunday of each month, near the Bath Road entrance. The site also features a wide variety of sports facilities and a well-equipped children’s play area. The park is host to a number of annual events including the Reading Carnival and a steam fair.

Facilities

  • Rugby
  • Tennis
  • Bowling
  • Basketball
  • Table Tennis
  • Changing rooms
  • Wildlife
  • Dog walking
  • Woodland
  • Pond
  • Children’s play area
  • Picnic area
  • Miniature railway (first Sunday of every month)
  • BMX

Accessibility

  • Toilets
  • Litter bins
  • Dog bins
  • Parking (parking for miniature railway available off Bath Road, 100 yards from Liebenrood Road)


Opening Hours

MondayOpen
TuesdayOpen
WednesdayOpen
ThursdayOpen
FridayOpen
SaturdayOpen
SundayOpen

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