At the top of the park is a memorial to one of Milton Keynes’ founders, Lord 'Jock' Campbell of Eskan, reading 'If you seek his memorial look around'. A new piece of public art, the MK Rose, created by internationally renowned artist Gordon Young, was installed on the site of the former fountain and pond and officially opened in November 2013. You can find more information at www.mkrose.co.uk. Nearby, the Belvedere offers views into Bedfordshire. Look out, too, for the labyrinth with a working sundial at its centre.
Chain Reaction, the distinctive sculpture overlooking Campbell Park, celebrates all those who played a part in Milton Keynes’ creation. It is one of several artworks in the park which are also part of the Milton Keynes Art-walk.
Alongside the headquarters of The Parks Trust, the charity that cares for Milton Keynes’ green spaces, Gnonom was designed to act as a shadow caster, but nicknamed the cricket piece because of its resemblance to cricket stumps.
Campbell Park's cricket pitch hosts a packed programme of competitive matches.
Campbell Park is part of an orienteering course used by the South Midlands Orienteering Club.
With wind almost guaranteed, the events plateau is a popular spot for kite-flying. The slopes of the belvedere are a favourite for sledging during winter.
For the full programme see our events pages.
There are also many other great events held by other organisations within Campbell Park.
For much of the year Campbell Park is grazed in traditional fashion by sheep, which allows other wildlife to flourish.
Free car parking is available at the following locations:
Avebury Boulevard, south end, off Glebe roundabout
Silbury Boulevard at roundabout junction with Overgate
Silbury Boulevard off Cricket Green roundabout
There are no public toilets in Campbell Park. The nearest facilities are in the city centre, open only during shopping hours.
There is a good network of all-weather paths but steep gradients throughout the park. Access to the open air theatre area is grassed and may be difficult. Cattle grids and kissing gates operate in the formal planted areas to keep sheep out.
The park and car parks open at all times, except for during major events such as the fireworks display, concerts and selected cricket matches when some areas and car parks may be temporarily unavailable or may charge a fee.
Campbell Park lies at the far east end of thecentre:mk, linked to the shopping centre and theatre district by footbridges. From the H6 Child’s Way use Overgate to the park’s south side. From the H5 Portway use Overgate to the park’s north side.