Hardwick Heath

This is a large park of about 55 acres outside Bury St Edmunds town centre. A favourite with our four legged friends and their owners as dogs are allowed off lead.

Monday to Friday 8.30am until dusk
Saturday and Sunday 9am until dusk

Free to enjoy (you will need to pay for parking if you need it)

Hardwick Lane
Bury St Edmunds
IP33 2QZ

Hardwick Heath map


  • children's play area
  • football pitches and changing rooms, to book pitches visit Abbeycroft Leisure, sports pitches or phone Abbeycroft Leisure on 01284 753496.
  • picnic area
  • toilets.


  • fishing - you will need a permit to fish at the pond, visit our fishing page for details.

Park regulations

The following regulations are in place for your safety and to protect the environment, please abide by them:

  • no golf or hardball games
  • no unauthorised vehicles
  • do not pick the flowers
  • do not disturb wildlife
  • dogs must be under control at all times
  • no dog fouling
  • no fires
  • no camping
  • no swimming or paddling
  • pick up your litter


You can hire Hardwick Heath for events. For more information visit: hiring venues and open space