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.
Rounders, call or visit Bedford International
Athletic Stadium on Barkers Lane on 01234 351115
Tennis: free hard surface tennis courts are
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
Table tennis: there are currently two table
tennis tables in Addison Howard Park and Russell Park and there
will shortly be another in 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).
Putting: is available at Russell Park during
spring & summer school holidays and some weekends. The Kiosk is
now serving light refreshments and open over longer periods so we
will be extending the days that the putting green will be open in
2013. To check opening times or enquire about booking, you
can call the Kiosk on 01234 271877.
Football and rugby: these playing
seasons begin in September and run until the end of April. Pages of
information about our football and rugby pitches will be available
from July onwards.
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
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