Using parks and open spaces - Luton Council


​Luton has a range of local parks and greenspaces that provide opportunities to get out into the open air for daily exercise and we encourage people to use their local open space to do this.

All Luton’s parks and open spaces are free to visit. They include:
  • Grade II Listed Edwardian landscape at Wardown Park
  • the rolling chalk downland of the Chiltern Hills - an internationally rare wildlife habitat
  • ancient woodlands such as Kidney Wood which are steeped in history
The town has a number of quality parks which have been awarded a Green Flag Award; the national quality indicator for parks. These include:
  • Wardown Park (Old Bedford Road) with its man-made lake suspension bridge and cricket ground
  • Memorial Park (West Hill Road) which features a WWI war memorial
  • Stockwood Park (London Road/Farley Hill Road) a traditional park landscape with a collection of veteran trees
  • Peoples Park (Havelock Road) which includes a county wildlife site
  • Brantwood Park (Dallow Road) one of the first two recreation grounds in Luton
  • Leagrave Park (Bramingham Road) the site of a Neolithic Enclosure and the source of the River Lea
In and around Luton there are a number of local parks and more natural space,s some connected to the river corridor (the River Lea linear Park), that contribute to the character of the town and provide a refreshing contrast to the more urban areas.
For those who enjoy walking, the beginning of the River Lea walk can be found at Leagrave Park. Follow the route to discover the course of the river as it winds its way from the source to the town centre passing Cowslip Meadow a unique fragment of marshland and Bide-A-While gardens (New Bedford Road).
Dallow Downs (off Dallow Road ) and the adjacent Winsdon Hill offer an intriguing medley of wild flowers, while Lewsey Park on the opposite side of the valley (Pastures Way)  includes the towns developing Lewsey Park Community Woodland, established in the 2012 for the Queens Jubilee.
Bradgers Hill ( behind Bushmead) has foxes, deer and ancient farming terraces and the rolling grassland of Galley and Warden Hills is home to many beautiful and nationally acknowledged rare wild flowers.

Luton’s district parks

  • Wardown Park  ( Old Bedford Road)
  • Stockwood Park ( Farley Hill Road/London Road)
  • Leagrave Park  ( Bramingham Road)
  • Lewsey Park ( Pastures Way)
  • Stopsley Common  ( St Thomas Road)
  • Wigmore Park ( Eaton Green Road)

Luton’s neighbourhood parks

  • Ashcroft Park (behind Stopsley Fire Station)
  • Blundell Road Park
  • Brantwood Park (Dallow Road)
  • Chaul End Lane Park
  • Colwell Rise Open Space
  • Crawley Green Recreation Ground (Ashcroft Road)
  • Foxdell Recreation Ground (Dallow Road north)
  • Freeman’s Green
  • Icknield Way Recreation Ground
  • Kingsway Recreation Ground
  • Lancaster Avenue Recreation Ground
  • Lewsey Green (Regis Road)
  • Limbury Riverside Parks (Limbury Meads)
  • Little Bramingham Park
  • Manor Road Park
  • Mayne Avenue Open Space
  • Memorial Park. (Westhill Road)
  • The Moor Common (New Bedford Road)
  • Riiverside Park/Bide-A-While gardens (New Bedford Road)
  • People’s Park. (Old Bedford Road/Havelock Road)
  • Powdrills Field
  • Rumley Road Recreation Ground (with links to Dallow Downs)
  • Wandon Close Park
  • Whitefield Road Open Space 
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