The island was a derelict boatyard when Reading Borough Council took it over in 1998 and restored it. It is a quiet, relaxing island with grassy paths and seating. It is set out as a small park containing several wooden chain-saw carved sculptures, although all but one having rotted away. It connects to Caversham via Heron Island, which has private riverside housing and is connected by road to Lower Caversham.
A body was found on View Island in February 2011.
- Local Photos — View Island Archived 24 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine, Caversham.org.uk Archived 13 January 2011 at the Wayback Machine.
- Lever, Edward (3 February 2011). "Heron Island, Caversham". www.picturesofengland.com. Retrieved 30 March 2011.
- "Heron Island Caversham Reading RG4". www.houseprices.co.uk. Retrieved 30 March 2011.
- "Death of man found on Reading footpath 'suspicious'". BBC News. BBC Berkshire, UK. 23 February 2011. Retrieved 29 March 2011.
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