Folly Country Park
The main entrance to the park is signposted from Park Road just past the turning to Volunteer Way. Follow the track behind the RAC garage until you reach the entrance, where there is space for parking.
The park is an area of natural open space with a small fishing lake, picnic and park benches.
The gravel track surrounds the lake and winds slightly uphill to an exit leading onto the Nursery View estate. From here you can walk out to the Stanford road and on to Folly Hill.
Construction work started on the park in October 2002, after Vale of the White Horse District Council ( VWHDC ) was successful in being awarded a significant grant from the Countryside Agency’s Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund.
The first phase of the project included fencing, car park, paths, seats, picnic tables and tree and shrub planting. The second phase of work has involved the erection of interpretation boards, fishing platforms, bird and bat boxes and a sculpture.
The pond is managed by Faringdon Fishing Club, who issue permits for fishing there and maintain this part of the park.
The park was extended in 2012 to include a new cricket pitch and pavilion, a rugby pitch and skatepark. These were funded through Bloor Homes, who built Folly Park View Estate.
VWHDC are responsible for the maintenance of the Folly Country Park.