One of several green areas around the town, Vale Park is Aylesbury’s main central park with a contemporary feel, beautiful trees and striking flower beds. Run by the local council, there is a good level of seating located throughout the park and there are hard surfaced paths that link all of the facilities together.
Vale Park has a wide range of options, and an abundance of space, making it an ideal place for informal games and picnics. There is even a fairly modern play space, enclosed within a fence, and designed for ages 2-14.
The park has a good size of multi-use games area, surfaced with tarmac that is suitable for either football or basketball. An onsite outdoor tennis court is popular throughout the summer.
Good pedestrian access is available from the town centre, being about a 5 minute walk into Aylesbury’s main street, and once you are there, Vale Park has a number of hard surfaced paths throughout the park, providing access to all facilities, even to people with physical disabilities.
There are disabled car parking facilities at the Aqua Vale car park. The Aqua Vale Swimming and Fitness centre is located right next to Vale Park, and provides the town with a number of swimming pools and a fully equipped gym. A state of the art modern facility, Aqua Vale also has a leisure pool, dance studio and two 3G artificial football pitches that can be hired out to local teams.
The Green Flag Award winning park is a lovely space for children to run around and expel some pent up energy. There is a good amount of space that can be used for picnicking and family games. Kites, Frisbees, balls and bats are all welcome, meaning that when the weather is nice, Vale Park is a really popular place for residents of Aylesbury, its suburbs, and surrounding areas such as Broughton, Stoke Mandeville and Buckingham Park.
There is a skate park facility with ramps and half pipes, but the whole of Vale Park is planned out so spaciously that even with the sizeable skate park, there remains a gorgeously green and tranquil environment.