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Ashland Lakes

Formerly known as the Simpson balancing reservoir these lakes were formed in around 2006 to provide a more attractive and interesting area of parkland for the adjoining housing development at Ashland.  It comprises a chain of connected lakes and an ornamental pond with a fountain.

Ashland Lakes still serve as a balancing reservoir to accommodate excessive rainfall so please note that the lakes can overflow from time to time.

Public Art

We’re pleased to be working with Simpson and Ashland Parish Council on an exciting new public art project for Ashland which will see a 150 metre long wooden snake taking residence in Ashland Wood. 

The new public art project, called the Ashland water serpent, is being created by land artist Chris Drury and will be located on land owned by The Parks Trust at Ashland. You can view information about its progress here.

Car Parking

There is a small car park at Penshurst Crescent, off the V8 Marlborough Street.