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Outdoor Sports in parks

Bedford & Kempston's parks offer a range of sporting activities.

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.

 

Park pitches

Location of park pitches

Bowls

Cricket

Football

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 hocp@bedford.gov.uk

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 prioryrangers@bedford.gov.uk

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 & ball).

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: http://www.tennisinbedford.com/

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Bedford Borough is a vibrant area to live in with an abundance of leisure opportunities for residents and visitors. We pride ourselves on offering a fantastic programme of cultural events throughout the year, and providing a wide range of affordable health opportunities, through our quality parks, award winning leisure centres and sports development work.

 


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