Sol Joel and Other Local Parks

There are several other local parks of significance. These include Laurel Park and Chalfont Park, both of which are owned and administered by Wokingham Borough Council, and Sol Joel Park which is owned by Reading Borough Council, but Earley Town Council have leased it for a period of 50 years, from September 2001. All three have substantial recreation and leisure facilities for organised activity. To date, as is recorded elsewhere within this Web page, the Town Council has already provided a Sports and Skate Park which is proving tremendously popular with local youngsters.

In addition, several skate ramps have been provided which are suitable for rollerblading skateboarding and BMX Biking. The equipment has recently been upgraded and added to, and more recently a Parkour "Street running" facility has been installed.

The next major project will be to rebuild the sports pavilion to modern standard. It is hoped that this will be achieved before the start of the 2013/2014 football season


An organisation has been set up to help fundraise for re-building Sol Joel Pavilion and to generally improve the facilities within Sol Joel Park. the group is called Friends of Sol Joel Park. If you would be interested in joining this group or have any fund raising ideas then the group will be pleased to hear from you. In the first instance please contact the Council Offices on 0118 9868995 or e-mail for more details.

Sol Joel Park has recently been awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Field status by fields in Trust.

Seven Jubilee Trees have been planted in Earley, one of which is in Sol Joel Park. To view all the trees, you can see photos of these at

Tree planted at Sol Joel Park

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