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Russell Park

Russell Park, The Embankment, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK40 3RH
01525 234260
Average time spent - 1 hours
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Things to do at Russell Park review

Russell Park and the Embankment Gardens are situated close to the centre of Bedford in Bedfordshire. They feature landscaped historic gardens, tennis courts, a putting green and a play area.

It was first opened as a recreation ground at the end of the 19th century following the widening of the river and the opening of the Suspension Bridge. The park also has a bowls green, table tennis and football pitches.

The play area is free to use and it has climbing frames for all ages. The biggest structure features wobbly bridges, a climbing wall and slides. There is also an older wooden play frame and a boat type play area. There are lots of areas to walk or cycle alongside the river.

Please note – Most places may still require you to pre-book online in advance. Some venues also still have certain areas closed for safety reasons. Please check their website and/or social media pages before visiting.

FAQ and Further Information Russell Park

Is there food and drink available?

There is a cafe serving hot and cold food and drinks. You are welcome to bring a picnic.

What are the main things to do?

Town park with play equipment, gardens, tennis courts, putting green and more. There are toilets and a cafe.

What are the ticket prices?

*FREE
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *FREE – the park is free for everyone to visit.

Is there parking?

There is free parking on the roads near the park.

When are they open?

Russell Park is open all year round. For up to date opening times please visit their website.

Dog friendly?

Dogs are welcome, they may be restricted in some areas.

Are they accessible?

No information has been provided

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