Folly Country Park is situated on Jespers Hill to the east of the town centre. It was created for the new millennium to provide a stepping stone for residents and visitors to enjoy a co-ordinated network of walks and leisure activities in a range of landscape types. There are woodland and grassland walks, including one around a small fishing lake, with a picnic area and park benches. From the top paths there are panoramic views across the Vale of White Horse towards the Berkshire Downs. The park can be accessed by car via Palmer Road and Clements Way off Park Road with ample space for parking. In 2012, the park was extended towards the Stanford Road to provide a variety of sporting facilities, which include a cricket pitch, rugby pitch, tennis courts, skate park, and sports pavilion. A cycle park was added recently for young children to practise their road sense. There are now two entrances to the park on Stanford Road. A short walk up the road and you will find a footpath on the right leading up the hill to Faringdon Folly (¼-½ mile).
Researched by Ian Lee, July 2020.