Campbell Park

    Facilities at Campbell Park
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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.

    Campbell Park resides in the heart of Milton Keynes and connects the city centre to the wider landscape and the expansive linear park network. Visitors can discover natural and man-made topography as well as public art, water features, the Grand Union Canal, a first-class cricket pitch, open-air auditorium along with planting designed to encourage biodiversity. It is also home to The Parks Trust headquarters, our offices are located in The Pavilion and overlook the cricket pitch. 

    The park boasts wild flower-rich meadows where sheep can be seen grazing at certain times of the year. Scale the belvedere during your visit to take fantastic pictures of the iconic Light Pyramid and enjoy views across North East Milton Keynes and Bedfordshire. 

    This area was awarded Grade II status by Histroic England in August 2020 due to its historic interest and innovative architectural design. Campbell Park is one of the largest parks to be laid out in England in the 20th and 21st Century. The design takes on elements from the 18th and 19th Century and fuses them into a contemporary design fitting for our pioneering new city.

    Public art
    The original vision for Campbell Park was for it to be the cultural heart of the city, with sculptures sited in the park alongside art installations, performances and temporary shows. Today you can see eleven pieces of public art and sculpture within the park, and it is possible to tour around and view all the pieces in one go by following our self-guided walk.

    MK Rose
    Campbell Park is home to the Milton Keynes Rose, a public space designed for commemoration, celebration and contemplation. Developed in partnership by The Parks Trust and the Cenotaph Trust, with support from Milton Keynes Council, the Milton Keynes Rose was created as a central civic space to host events significance and occasions of remembrance.

    Sport

    • The cricket pitch hosts a packed programme of competitive matches.
    • There is an off-road cycle trail intended for all riders with Mountain (MTB), Cyclo-cross (CX) or Gravel bikes and has been created to not be too technical although there are some steep gradients with riders climbing to 85m per lap!
    • The area is used as 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
    We host hundreds of events and activities each year in the park, check out our what's on page for the latest information. 

    Car parking 
    You’ll be able to find free car parking at the below 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 and are only 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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    • 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.

      Refreshments
      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.

      Refreshments
      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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