About Oakley Park

Situated 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 three acre open space with leisure facilities including a normal and a child size football pitch, picnic benches, a tyre swing, kick wall, basketball hoop, 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] 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. [more about the park]

About the Woodland

The remaining two 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, reptiles, foxes and squirrels. There is a small pond 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 the woods]

About Friends of Oakley Park

Friends 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 a Summer Fete, an Easter Egg Hunt, Teddy Bears picnic, Tree Shake, Fungi Foray and a some more unusual instructive events such as Bush Craft and Pond Dipping. [more about Friends of Oakley Park]

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.]

A Defibrillator is now available in the Park [more]

Upcoming Events

24th & 25th November 2017.10am-3pm: Working party, Volunteers needed.

Saturday 27th January 2018- AGM @ 8.00 p.m

Come and join us - Working party

It falls to us to steward this little patch of the earth and take care of the trees that surround us. That is why we have set aside two days to take care of our beautiful woodland. The Friends of Oakley Park (FOP) have reviewed the woodland in regard to the large areas of holly trees particularly along the perimeter pathway adjacent to Kings Road and George Road where the holly is inhibiting the natural development of the woodland and its associated ground flora. You can help, Let your friends know - particularly dog walkers in the area who walk through the park. Help us keep this fun for the volunteers by bringing refreshments and treats throughout the day.

How can I help. Volunteer your time. FOP volunteers will be on the walk paths re-directing the public, acting as safety supervisors and moving the debris. [more]

Location of the park

[google map]