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General Information

Last Modified August 29, 2014
 

We manage a number of parks and open spaces throughout Hertsmere, with different features and facilities in each. Six of our spaces hold Green Flag Awards for excellence.

To find out what each park has to offer, choose which area you are interested in: Girls playing in park

Art

 

We like a bit of art in a park! Caterpillar Column

King George Recreation Ground in Bushey, is home  to a Caterpillar Column and The Family sculpture, while in Potters Bar you can spot our Tree of Life in Oakmere Park and a carved tree in Parkfield.

Cafes

Aberford Park cafe

 

 

 

 

 

Thirsty or need a snack?  There are two cafes in our parks:

La Dolce Vita cafe in King George Recreation Ground - Bushey

The cafe is currently closed for the winter season.  

Aberford Park cafe - Borehamwood

Open every day from 8am to 8pm, April to October. 
 
 

Contact us

 
You can use our Freephone parks helpline (0800 731 1810) to contact us about any issues with our parks or email parks@hertsmere.gov.uk.
 

Community involvement


Community involvement is positively encouraged and we already have a number of Friends groups who are vital to our work. New members are always welcome.

Cycling

A number of our parks have cycleways running through them providing safe off-road routes. Find out more about the Greenways scheme (more information to be added soon), Rights of Way and safer routes to schools

Events

We hold a number of events in our parks in conjunction with Hertsmere Leisure - please see our events page.

Newsletters

We produce a newsletter twice a year with the latest news on our parks such as improvement schemes, events and Friends groups activities:

Outdoor gyms

We have outdoor gyms at Aycliffe Park and Ripon Park in Borehamwood, Parkfields in Elstree, King George Recreation Ground and the Moatfield in Bushey and Oakmere Park in Potters Bar. Great ways to get fit for free in the fresh air!

Outdoor gym in Oakmere Park

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paddling pools

We have a paddling pool at King George Recreation Ground in Bushey. It is open from late May until early September.  This year, the pool will close for the winter on Sunday 7 September.

Walking

Health Walks are led by experienced volunteers and are free. They aim to help everyone get outdoors and get active and they take place in Borehamwood, Bushey, Radlett and Potters Bar.  For more information contact the Countryside Management Service on 01992 588433 or visit their website www.hertfordshirehealthwalks.org

In addition see Get Active for walk and cycle routes in Hertfordshire. 

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