This 3.5 hectares Grade II listed park and nature reserve is a hidden gem surrounded by the imposing Upton Park Estate. Attributed to Sir Joseph Paxton, the park has been restored to its former Victorian glory with a £2.7million funding from the Heritage Lottery and Big Lottery Fund and support from the friends and volunteers of the park.
Facilities and attractions
This beautifully restored park provides a valuable historic and natural setting for a range of recreational, cultural and educational activities for local residents and visitors including:
- Grade II listed historic garden
- Car park and disabled parking
- Bentley Education Centre
- Park Kiosk
- Lake and wildlife ponds
- Nature reserve
- Nature reserve picnic area
- Ample seating
- Variety of trees, wild flowers and shrubs
- Park Friends Group
- Parks Volunteer Scheme.
Whether relaxing on the grass, wandering amongst the wildlife or just taking a leisurely stroll around the lake, Herschel Park has something for everyone.
Events and activities
- Tree trail guide.
- Tree-mendous tree trail map. This is aimed at children and family groups.
- History trail guide.
- Natural history trail guide.
The park is open 24 hours a day all year round.
The Bentley Education Centre is open by prior arrangement with the Park Manager.
How to get there
You can access the park from Datchet Road, Upton Close and Upton Park’s Roads.