Dorney Lake is a privately-owned site but access to members of the public is allowed almost all the year round. Many people use the open, flat parkland for walking themselves and their dogs, to jog, to look at the trees and to see rowers and canoeists on the Lake and to generally enjoy the well-kept grassed areas. Everyone is welcome, being asked only to adhere to basic guidelines of safety and consideration and to adhere to the rules on removing their litter and any pet fouling from the parkland. Many people enjoy visiting the beautiful Park and Arboretum where there have been substantial plantings, explained by the story boards that are placed around the area.
With the significant growth of more sporting events taking place at the venue, there is now a need to restrict access completely or partially in order to ensure there is no conflict and Health & Safety issue caused between the event participants and other users. As a result of this there will be occasions when access will be restricted predominantly at weekends. Signage on site will be used to alert regular visitors in advance to known closures.
Please see the community access page for further information and regular updates on the reinstatement work taking place following the Olympics.