Campbell Park

Don't miss
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.

Sport
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.

Events
For the full programme see our events pages.

There are also many other great events held by other organisations within Campbell Park.

Wildlife
For much of the year Campbell Park is grazed in traditional fashion by sheep, which allows other wildlife to flourish.

Car parking
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

Toilets
There are no public toilets in Campbell Park. The nearest facilities are in the city centre, open only during shopping hours.

Disabled access
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.


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Opening Times
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.

Address
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.

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  • Caldecotte Brook

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    This linear park follows the course of Caldecotte Brook from the city boundary at Wavendon Gate through Old Farm Park, Browns Wood to the Walnut Tree meeting place at Wadesmill Lane. At this point the brook flows into underground pipes on its way to be deposited into Caldecotte Lake.

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    There are no specific refreshment facilities at this park, but a small Tesco store is located near to the brook in Old Farm Park.

  • Caldecotte Lake

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    Planning an outdoor adventure in Milton Keynes? Explore the beautiful location of Caldecotte Lake. Whether its watersports, birdwatching or children’s activities, you’re sure to have a great family day out, with lots of space for little ones to run around, plus some tranquil corners to relax as well.

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    The Caldecotte Pub & Grill is open for meals, snacks and hot and cold drinks.

  • Canal Broadwalk

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    The Grand Union Canal enters Milton Keynes at the Ouse Valley Park at Old Wolverton and snakes in a dramatic arc right through the east of the city until it leaves Milton Keynes at Water Eaton in Bletchley.

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  • Elfield Nature Park

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    Elfield Nature Park is the hidden gem of Milton Keynes’ parks. A mixed landscape of woodland, grassland, scrub, ponds and ditches, the site is not normally open to the public but is very rich in flora and fauna.

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