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Russell Park

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.


  • Play area
  • Fresh juices, great coffee, smoothies and snacks 7 days a week @ The Kiosk

  • Wide green spaces 

Currently closed due to the coronavirus pandemic

  • Putting green currently unavilable  (book at The Kiosk)
  • Table tennis (book at The Kiosk)
  • Bowls green
  • Football pitches

The Kiosk in the park cafe 

The Kiosk is a hub of community activity, providing fresh juices, great coffee, smoothies and snacks 7 days a week 9am to 5:30pm  

Update 2nd July 2020 Putting at The Kiosk is still under review, when this service opens again, we will share information to our social sites. 


Free unlimited parking is available at Aspects Newnham Ave, Bedford MK41 9LN.  you can then walk across to the park using the underpass onto the embankment.  Pack a picnic and make a day of it using the picnic benches or the wide open spaces at Priory Marina which is accessed by the path at the back of the Aspects car park.  For more information on Priory Marina see their local offer page here

Where to go

Russell Park
The Embankment
MK40 3RH
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Age Bands
11-14 years old
18-25 years old
Parents and carers
15-17 years old
0-4 years old
5-10 years old