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General Information

Last Modified October 04, 2018


We manage a number of parks and open spaces throughout Hertsmere, with different features and facilities in each. Seven 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 in the parksWe like a bit of art in a park! 

King George Recreation Ground in Bushey, is home  to a Caterpillar Column and The Family sculpture, while in Potters Bar you can spot our carved tree in Parkfield.  We have a wide variety across the borough and are always looking at further opportunities within our parks. 

How many of the different sculptures have you seen?









Aberford Park cafe

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

The cafe in King George Recreation Ground - Bushey

The cafe is currently closed.  More details will be announced soon.

In the interim, a refreshment van providing ice cream, hot and cold drinks and snacks will be present in the park next to the cafe on a daily basis.   

Aberford Park cafe - Borehamwood

Open every day from 8am to 8pm. 

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.


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


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


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








Splash Park

We have a splash park at King George Recreation Ground in Bushey. It is open from late May until early September.  The splash park is currently closed for the winter.


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.

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

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