In medieval times Howe Park would have been a vital local source of wood for the villagers of nearby Tattenhoe.
When Milton Keynes Development Corporation bought the wood in 1968 it was a dark, wet, impenetrable thicket.
The shady conditions prevented the growth of woodland flowers and therefore impeded the insects, birds and other wildlife which depend on them.
Active management of the wood has transformed that picture and these days Howe Park Wood is one of the city’s jewels, a tranquil oasis, humming with wildlife and colour.
The Parks Trust completed their new environmental education and visitor centre at Howe Park Wood in December 2014.
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We thank The Parks Trust for the amazing work they do in continuing to provide and maintain such beautiful spaces for the community of Milton Keynes to enjoy.