Outdoor Sports in parks
Bedford & Kempston's parks offer a range of sporting
Some are free access, others require reservation and a booking
fee. See below for details. If you don't see it here, call
01234 718349 for more information during working hours.
New pages are under construction with more details of our
sports. The sports listed below without details have their own page
which you can access by clicking on the underlined name.
Angling in Harrold Odell Country
Park: fishing rights are let to a local club.
Call the park office for more details on 01234 720016 or email
Angling in Priory Country
Park: find a spot and a Ranger will sell you a ticket when
they conduct their rounds.
For enquiries about angling in Priory Country Park, call the
Warden's Office on 01234 211182 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Putting: the putting green at Russell Park is
currently closed for the winter season. It will reopen at Easter,
weather and ground conditions permitting. The Kiosk is open
throughout the year serving light refreshments. To check opening
times or enquire about booking during the playing season, you
can call the Kiosk on 01234 271877, visit their facebook
page at www.facebook.com/kioskatthepark
Rounders, pitches are available from May to
September in Russell Park and Bedford Park. Call or visit Bedford
International Athletic Stadium on Barkers Lane on 01234 351115 to
book a pitch.
Rugby: the playing season runs from
September to April. We currently have one junior rugby pitch
in Mowsbury Park.
Table tennis: there are currently three table
tennis tables in Addison Howard Park, Russell Park and Jubilee
Park. Please note that in Russell Park only there is a hire fee at
weekends from Whitsun to the end of September and every day during
the Easter and Summer Holidays. The tables in Addison Howard Park
and Jubilee Park are both free use (bring your own bat &
Tennis: location plan
of park tennis courts in Bedford and Kempston . There are
free hard surface tennis courts available in Bedford Park, Allen
Park, Mowsbury Park, Addison Howard Park, (Kempston) and
Southfields Recreation Ground (Kempston). Please note that the
tennis courts in Russell Park are subject to seasonal hire
fees payable and bookable at the Kiosk. For more details about
the Kiosk, see Putting above. Booking is
available at Russel park online at www.parkstennis.co.uk/bedford
For information from the Lawn Tennis Association on tennis
coaching sessions in the Borough and other links, visit: