The Friends of the Park receive donations via the car park collection boxes and from donations made by individuals. The money is used to make the Park a better place for visitors and wildlife.

In these times of cut-backs in public expenditure we want to continue to improve the Park and to this end public donations will become increasingly important. If you would like to make a donation it would be greatly appreciated, however small. Cheques should be made payable to 'Friends of Harrold-Odell Country Park' and posted to:

The Treasurer
Friends of HOCP
Harrold-Odell Country Park
Carlton Road
MK43 7DS

The money we receive is all spent of the Park - there are no administrative costs. In the past, we have used it to create information boards, buy plants and equipment and to train volunteers in specialist tasks.

Opening Hours

The Park is open to visitors 365 days a year. This also applies to the main car park but not to the overspill car park which closes at 5:00pm each day.

For details of the Dragonfly café opening hours, please click here.

The Park is owned and managed by Bedford Borough Council. The Friends of Harrold-Odell Country Park work in partnership with Council staff and run this web site.

Emergencies should be reported to the staff or direct to the appropriate emergency service.

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