Last Modified October 30, 2017
Aberford Park was bought in 1888 for £3,257 and has been developed extensively since. The main feature is the lake system which collects all the surface water from the local area and, together with banks and fountains, provides a home to many varieties of water fowl and wildlife.
The tree avenue leading to Croxdale Road was planted by local school children with each tree representing a school in Borehamwood.
The park is often used as a backing set for television programmes, and has been used in the past for EastEnders and Grange Hill.
It is looked after by the Borehamwood Four Parks Friends Association and has won a Green Flag award every year since 2008.
There are two children's play areas, along with a skatepark and 'extreme' sport area and a sensory play can be found behind the Community Centre with a nest swing, bridge, tunnel and maze.
A multi-sports court area, near the lake, is marked out for street hockey and basketball. Regular graffiti projects are carried out on the court walls.
Where can I find it?
What does it offer?
- Car park - accessed from Aberford Road, by the community centre
- Children's play area - sensory
- Children's play area - junior
- Climbing boulder - for children over 7
- Community Centre
- Cycle racks, by the skatepark and multi-sports court
- Disc Golf Course
- Earth sculptures
- Extreme sports area - for children over age of 12
- Friends' Group
- Green Flag Award winner
- Litter bins
- Multi-sports court (open November to March - 8am to 4pm, April to May and October - 8am to 6pm and June to September - 8am to 8pm)
- Open grassland
- Picnic area
- Restaurant(Open from 10am to 10pm)For further details on the Restaurant please call 020 8953 4967
- Skatepark with concrete ramps
- Tree planting programmes
- Wide footpaths
- Wildflower meadow area
Aberford Cafe has now completed its extension and been developed into a restaurant serving traditional greek food at affordable prices, including daily specials. It is the perfect place to stop and try something new or to grab a coffee on the go.
A new Disc Golf course has been developed, attracting people of all ages to enjoying the woodland areas and offers a fun new sport to compete with your friends and family. Score cards and Discs are available with a £5 deposit from The Aberford restaurant near the Aberford Road entrance.
(example of score card map below)
The first stage of Greenway surface improvements along the Tykes Water way has been completed, encouraging more people to commute through our parks along car-free routes. Extending the pathway heading north from Aberford park towards Leeming park/Gateshead road and widening existing areas to the new 3m width makes this a much needed addition to a well-used route.
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