Countryside sites

Houghton Regis

Houghton Hall Park is a 17 hectare urban public park, located centrally within Houghton Regis. The Park has a rich heritage and plays an important role in the history, culture and landscape of the local area.

The Park includes The Green and the area formerly known as the Renault Sports Club football fields. Houghton Hall House and its outbuildings are still visible to the north of the Park but are in private ownership. The Park currently has the former Kitchen Garden, an ornamental Orchard, Eastern and Western Woodlands, as well as a network of scenic walks. Flowers like Lady’s Bedstraw, Field Scabious, and White Campion are now common.

Free car parking provision is located at the Park Road North entrance. Entry to the Park is free and it is open all year round.

Houghton Hall Park ‘Renaissance and Renewal’ Project

The park has been awarded a £2.2m grant from Heritage and Big Lottery Funds ‘Parks for People’ grant scheme to transform the park through a Renaissance and Renewal project. This will restore the vitality of the park through landscape enhancements, construction of a new visitor centre, installation of play equipment and increasing community involvement. By bringing together different user groups, increasing accessibility, improving facilities and celebrating the parks heritage, the project will preserve the park for future generations.

Keep track of progress on the project or sign up for regular news on theHoughton Hall Park website and (link opens in new window)Facebook (link opens in new window) page, or contact the Houghton Hall Park Project Officer Nicole Kenny on 0300 300 6940 or emailhhp@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk

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