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Houghton Hall Park in Houghton Regis

The park remains open for public use but the visitor centre is now closed.

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 Houghton Regis and the local area.

Park areas include 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.

Green Flag Award

Green Flag Award logo

We have secured our first ever full Green Flag Award for Houghton Hall Park. The park’s visitor building has previously been the recipient of various design awards, and boasts bookable meeting spaces, a dog-friendly café with both indoor and outdoor seating, children’s discovery area, and interactive interpretation about the park and other local heritage.

The park and visitor centre, which are free to visit, provides easy-access paths and innovative natural play equipment, making the historic Houghton Hall Park a great destination for all of the family.

Gardens in Houghton Hall Park

Houghton Hall 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.

Car parking at Houghton Hall Park

Free car parking (for 3 hours) provision is located at the Park Road North entrance. Entry to the park is free and it is open all year.

Houghton Hall Park ‘Renaissance and Renewal’ Project

The park has been awarded a £2.2 million 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 the Houghton Hall Park website (link opens in new window) and Facebook page (link opens in new window), or contact Houghton Hall Park:

Telephone: 0300 300 8586