Woodford Park is located in the centre of Woodley and provides a diverse range of facilities for residents and visitors of all ages.
Woodford Park is the first park in the Wokingham Borough area to receive Green Flag status, and joins other green spaces awarded this recognition across the UK. It was awarded Green Flag status for the sixth year running in 2023.
Woodford Park Facilities & Activities
- War Memorial
- Play Areas
- Toddler Paddling Pool (open in the summer months)
- Skate Park
- Woodford Park Leisure Centre (link)
- The Oakwood Centre, incl. public toilets (link)
- Brown Bag Cafe (link)
- 3G Artificial Grass Pitches
- Rotary Garden
- Garden of Remembrance
- Community Orchard
- Queens 90th Birthday Garden
- Queen’s Green Canopy Platinum Jubilee Tree
- Regular events including Woodley Carnival, funfairs, circus
- Weekly parkrun
- Free parking at WPLC
Friends of Woodford Park (FoWP)
Woodford Park has an active friends group, Friends of Woodford Park, which carries out activities and projects in the park.
Woodford Park Destination Play Area
Garden of Remembrance
The Garden of Remembrance within Woodford Park was opened in 2000 and provides a place for quiet contemplation.
The Garden is non-denominational and the names of loved ones who are no longer with us can be inscribed on brass plaques which are then placed on wooden posts around the garden. (We can no longer offer engraving on the large stone in the centre of the garden due to lack of space).
If you wish to remember a loved one in this way, please see our Memorials page for more information.
Situated next to Woodford Park on Headley Road, the Memorial Ground has been held in trust by the Town Council since 1939 for ‘the recreation and enjoyment of the inhabitants of the Civil Parish of Woodley and Sandford’.
The land was originally bought in 1919, by the former trustees, as a memorial to the men of Woodley who died in the First World War.
In 2018, to commemorate the centenary of WWI, we had the Memorial gates updated and installed panels about Woodley during WWI. You can read more about these HERE.