BRVP – Bedford River Valley Park

The Bedford River Valley Park is an ambitious multi million regeneration project to transform the eastern approach to the town.

It will provide an exceptional asset for the recreation and enjoyment of the people of Bedford.

The Connolly Foundation has been involved from the beginning, and despite some difficulties, hopes the project will commence soon.


Future plans

The plans are to transform a mineral excavation site into a 2000 acre country park with a 2300 metre sports lake, an education campus, hotel and leisure complex, science and technology park and a retirement village.

At its heart will be 600 acres of floodplain forest, which will become one of England’s largest complexes of woodland, marsh, pools and channels.

This rare and valuable habitat will bring far-reaching opportunities for wildlife, flood alleviation and the production of renewable energy.