Herschel Park was laid out in 1842 and is owned by Slough Borough Council. The park underwent a complete restoration in 2011 with the help of a £2.3m lottery grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund which has restored the park back to its former glory.

The Friends of Herschel Park was formed to support the restoration and play an active role in deciding and shaping the way the park has been restored.

Please take time to explore our website and perhaps get involved  by joining the Friends of Herschel Park and/or becoming a volunteer.


A scenic photo of a planter overlooking the lake

Originally built in 1842, Herschel Park is a Grade II Listed site which is the site of community and educational events as well as nature and history walks. Visit the park today and pick up one of our self-guided history, tree trail or nature trail guides; join in one of the butterfly or bat walks, visit the nature reserve, sit and watch the waterfowl. An oasis in the heart of Slough, Herschel Park provides a serene place to enjoy nature, relax with friends and family, and have a day out.


Photo of historic infantry men with rifles and drums

Herschel Park hosts many events from nature and history walks to children's events and activities, yoga, art, poetry and more! Find out more here.


Photo of men in high-viz jackets restoring a bridge

Herschel Park or Upton Park as it was originally called is Slough's oldest park. It has its roots going back to the time of William the Conqueror. The park was laid out in 1842 and its design may have been influenced by the celebrated gardener Sir Joseph Paxton. Slough Borough Council purchased the park in 1949 and has made subsequent additions to form the present day park.


Photo of a man digging soil with a fork

Thinking of Volunteering? Then why not consider joining Herschel Park volunteers. You can keep fit while you make new friends and help out in your local community. Volunteers assist with making improvements to the park and looking after the wildlife as well as helping out with running a variety of walks, events and fun activities. Find out how to join here.