Parks & Recreation

Olney Town Council ground staff work on a continuous programme throughout the year to maintain the open spaces in Olney.  

They work especially hard to keep our sports pitches up to a high standard for all the teams.

The recreation areas maintained by the Council include:

  • The Recreation fields - these are predominantly sports pitches, the "rec" leads onto the river, it has a lovely and well equipped children's play park and is a lovely place for picnics. We do not recommend swimming in the river as the currents can be dangerously unpredictable and the water quality suspect.
  • Johnsons Field - has some play equipment, plans are afoot to expand on these.
  • The Pyghtle - has some play equipment that we plan to expand on.
  • The Barnfield - a beautiful "local wildlife site", please respect the wildlife here.
  • Olney Meadows (also known as The Goosey) - another beautiful "local wildlife site", please respect the wildlife here.

We do welcome visitors who are respectful of our spaces, but please leave them as you find them, littering is a huge problem, which is a danger to our rivers and wildlife, as well as looking disgraceful, is extremely costly to remove. Please take your litter home.

BBQs ruin our lovely fields by scorching areas of grass, there is also a risk of setting the grass alight, please no BBQs.

Olney is covered by a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO), meaning that alcohol cannot be consumed in a public space anywhere in Olney.

The Recreation Ground in East Street is a popular place for leisure time.

With the help of local sponsorship Olney Town Council is able to continue to keep the town’s flowerbeds and turrets at the entrances to the town in full colour throughout the year, especially in the summer when the hanging baskets are in full bloom.

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Tel: (01234) 711679
Town Clerk: Jane Brushwood
Deputy Town Clerk: Rob Mungham
Admin Assistant: Laura Watts

The Olney Centre
High Street,
MK46 4EF

Tel: 01234 711679

Office hours are Monday to Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm.

The Olney Centre is a licensed venue for weddings. Rooms are also available for hire at The Olney Centre. If you wish to enquire about hiring a room or holding your wedding ceremony or reception at the venue please call the office on 01234 711679, email or complete and submit the online enquiry form.

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