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 and 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.
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.
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.
- 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!
We host hundreds of events and activities each year in the park, check out our what's on page for the latest information.
You’ll be able to find free car parking at the below locations:
- 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 and are only 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.
Events taking place at Campbell Park
- Walk & Talk: Tree ID in Summer - Campbell Park16/06/2021Campbell Park
- Magic of Thailand07/08/2021 - 08/08/2021Campbell Park
- Milton Keynes Reggae Festival 202114/08/2021Campbell Park
- MK Summer Half22/08/2021Campbell Park
- Ibiza Orchestra Live28/08/2021Campbell Park
- Sausage and Cider Festival29/08/2021Campbell Park
- Milton Keynes Pride Festival11/09/2021Campbell Park