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Bedford Park is a Grade Two listed English Heritage Victorian park in the north of Bedford. Created in 1888 it is the largest urban park in Bedford and contains a lake, multiple play areas and sports facilities. 

More information about the history of Bedford Park.

As COVID-19 rates remain high in Bedford Borough, we are asking residents to continue help us keep our play areas as safe as possible and continue to follow the play area rules

Green Flag Award

Bedford Park is one of five Bedford Borough Council managed parks which has been awarded a Green Flag. The Green Flag Award scheme recognises quality parks and open spaces in the UK and around the world.  

More information on the Green Flag Award.



  • Basketball court
  • Bowls green 
  • Café
  • Car park on site (three hours free parking with a ticket)
  • Cricket pitches 
  • Football pitches 
  • Outdoor gym
  • Play areas 
  • Rounders pitches 
  • Tennis courts
  • Toilet (chargeable) 

Book a pitch or court. 


The Pavilion At The Park is an all-day coffee bar and restaurant serving fresh and delicious homemade British cuisine made from locally sourced ingredients.

At the heart of the community, The Pavilion hosts a series of classes and events throughout the year including a monthly exhibition showcasing local artists.

Book an event in this park

Go to our parks events booking page to create an event.

Bedford Park Watch

If you have seen something in Bedford Park that you think we need to know about, please report it.

Report hazardous waste or littering 

Report vandalism 

We work hard to keep Bedford Park looking its best but please tell us if our parks are looking messy or untidy.

You can also tell us if you see any dog fouling or any other dog issues in Bedford Park.

When to contact the Police

Call the Police if the offender:

  • is violent, threatening or abusive

  • is harassing you

Call 999 if you or someone else is in immediate danger, or if you think there is a crime in progress.

Call 101 to contact the Police if the incident is not an emergency.

You can also report it to the Police online.

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