Last Modified August 24, 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?
- Café and toilets
- 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
- 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
- Skatepark with concrete ramps
- Tree planting programmes
- Wide footpaths
- Wildflower meadow area
When is the café open?
The café's main opening times are from Easter to the end of October:
|Easter - 31 October
Every day 8am to 8pm except Thursdays
|School summer holidays
||Every day 10am-5pm
|November - Easter
For further details on the café please call 020 8953 4967.
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