Most of our play areas, sports courts and gym equipment reopened on Saturday 4 July. However the playgrounds at Brook Meadow and Ripon Park will remain CLOSED until further notice.

Please note that whilst the playground at Meadow Park is now open there are several pieces of equipment that remain out of action due to vandalism.

To find out more about visiting safely please see our guidance for play areas and gym equipment.

Find out more about the many parks in Borehamwood, those you know and those you have yet to discover.

Aberford Park

Sitting alongside Tykes Water, come and visit the restaurant, play areas, skate park, electronic DJ booth or try your hand at Disc Golf!

A wide range of other facilities are offered, including community centre, community bowling green, toilets, multi-sports court, seasonal pond and a cycleway.

Visit Aberford Park

Countryside on your Doorstep - Tykes Water & Beyond

Meadow Park

This park is popular for sport and has a range of facilities including two exciting and inclusive children's play areas, tennis courts, multi-sports courts, interactive play, teen shelter, football pitches and areas of wildflower meadow.

Come and play on the best interactive games in the country and discover active enhanced play in the space and earth themed play areas before whizzing down the huge tube slide!

The outdoor gym includes kettlebells, resistance straps and core training.

The park also hosts local events including Movies in the Park, Families Day, Halloween Funday and the Annual Fireworks Display.

Visit Meadow Park

Ripon Park

Located next to Three Ways Community Centre, this local park for play and recreation has challenging play equipment including a zip wire and climbing boulder.

Visit Ripon Park

Studio Way Woodland and Potterswood Park

Also including Kelly Court Play Area, the woodland and park is located on the north eastern edge of Borehamwood which was once the backlot of MGM British Studios. How many TV and film locations can you spot?

Visit Studio Way Woodland Trail and Potterswood Park

Studio Way Woodland Trail and Potterswood Park leaflet

Studio Way Woodland Trail and Potterswood Park Greenspace Action Plan

Brook Meadow

At the heart of the Tykes Water Greenway, this attractive green space which runs alongside the brook, can be found at the junction of Aycliffe Road and Allerton Road.

With a play area suitable for children up to the age of eight, you can also keep active on the two grass football pitches, informal football goal or basketball post.

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Aycliffe Park

Known locally as ‘Three Fields’, Aycliffe Park offers large open grounds to keep active in, it's mainly used for outdoor team sports such as weekend football and also hosts outdoor fitness equipment for all ages.  The main access, car park and pavilion are located off Woolmer Close.  The grass is left long where possible to provide refuge for insects and small mammals.

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Kenilworth Park (King George V Playing Fields)

This historic park includes a large play area and sports facilities such as basketball and football.  Can you find the two heraldic panels for King George V?

Thirskcliffe Nature Park

Named by local school children, this nature park can be accessed from both Thirsk Road and Aycliffe Road and contains a mosaic of rough grassland, woodland and scrub, making it a great place for urban wildlife with plenty of seeds and berries on offer for hungry birds.  A path across the site makes it easier to climb the hill...and once there, views across Borehamwood and the countryside beyond are to be enjoyed.

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Maxwell Hillside Park

This County Wildlife site is next to Elstree Studios and runs between Elstree Way and Hillside Avenue.  Maxwell Community Centre is at the main entrance and the park includes a mixture of meadow and woodland and informal football goals.

Clarendon Park

This is a small garden between Shenley Road and the BBC Studios off Clarendon Road. The garden is landscaped in the layout of Albert Square and contains roses, lavender and wooden sculptures.

The garden is open:

April to May - 8am to 6pm June to September - 8am to 8pm October - 8am to 6pm November to March - 8am to 4pm

Byron Avenue Play Area

A small play area for children up to eight years old and a multi-use sports court.

The court is open:

April to May - 8am to 6pm June to September - 8am to 8pm October - 8am to 6pm November to March - 8am to 4pm

Plans have been produced to improve replace the play area and ball court with an exciting new play and street football facility.  For further details please see our current projects.

Farriers Way Open Space

Play area for under eights and a five-a-side goal post set within open grassland and meadow areas.

Leeming Park

Part of the liner park network along Tykes Water, Leeming Park is a great park for wildlife in the centre of the town.  The Tykes Water Greenway runs through the park linking it to Aberford Park to the south and Brook Meadow to the north.

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Haggerston Park

Part of the linear network of parks along Tykes Water, Haggerston Park is home to many large trees, including Weeping willow, White poplar and Oak.  The Tykes Water Greenway runs through the park linking it to Brook Meadow to the south and the countryside to the north

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Tempsford Green

Five football pitches, changing pavilion and car park.

Organ Hall Open Space

A play area for children under eight and open grassland with an informal football goal.

Hackney Close Ball Court

A free to use fenced multi-sports court.

Town Centre Garden

The Town Centre Garden in Shenley Road is a pocket park which opened to the public in April 2016. 

At the centre of the garden is a permanent Christmas tree which is lit up every December.  Other elements include flowering cherries, wildflower meadow and shrub planting to provide all year round interest and seating to allow rest and contemplation.