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Russell Park is located off Bedford Embankment and provides a range of sports facilities, recreation space, a community café and herbaceous gardens.

It was opened as a recreation ground at the end of the 19th century following the widening of the river and opening of the Suspension Bridge.

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

The Kiosk is currently open for take-away service only. 

The toilets at Russell Park are open from 10am to 5pm. To ensure our public toilets are COVID-safe they will all have an enhanced cleaning routine as well as hand sanitisers in place.

There will also be signage to remind people of the importance of good hygiene and social distancing.



  • Bowls green
  • Café 
  • Football pitches
  • Play area
  • Putting green (book at The Kiosk)
  • Table tennis (book at The Kiosk)
  • Toilets

Book a pitch or court. 


The Kiosk is a hub of community activity, providing coffees, hot chocolates, frappuccinos, and herbal teas.

Paninis and sandwiches are made fresh as well as hearty soups in the winter.

Fresh homemade cakes and traybakes are delivered daily, made by locals in the community, including gluten free options. 

Book an event in this park

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

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