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Parks and green spaces

We provide and maintain around 75 parks, open spaces and play areas across the City and District of St Albans. Our green assets, including parks, play areas and nature conservation sites are a great place to relax and unwind. 

Our Parks and Open Spaces team work with the Hertfordshire County Council Countryside Management and many 'Friends' groups to improve the quality of our local parks and open spaces. This can include anything from developing new facilities such as skate parks, replanting roundabouts, planting flower and shrub beds and maintaining playgrounds.

Parks

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Green Flag Website

Intro

Clarence Park is a Green Flag park located in the heart of the city of St Albans on land situated between the mainline railway and Hatfield Road.

The was set out in a Victorian style and covers an areas 25 acres in the center if the City and like the original park layout, is still divided into two distinct compartments.

The Park is open 7 days a week through the year.  For opening and closing times are displayed on signs at each of the entrances to the Park.

The Park hosts a arrange of Events throughout the year.

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Apply of a Memorial bench 

Location on a map

Facilities

More information on Clarence Park opening times and attractions:

Management of Clarence Park

The Clarence Park Green Spaces Action Plan is a published document that has been produced to guide the management and development of the Park. The plan outlines the vision, aims and objectives for the park for the next five years until 2019.

Clarence Park is owed and managed by St Albans City and District Council in partnership with the Countryside Management Service in consultation with the Clarence Park Consultative Forum which is made up of elected District Ward Councillors, local interest groups and stakeholders

The Consultative Forum meet 3 times a year and is a public meeting 

Insert the Clarence Park Green Space Action Plan 2015 to 2019

Links
Clarence at Play Facebook
Verdi’s Restaurant

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Intro

Rothamsted Park covers an area of 56 acres and is located close to Harpenden town centre. It is adjacent to the world famous Rothamsted Experimental Research Centre.

Whilst the park includes a Harpenden Sports Centre, an indoor swimming pool, the park is much loved for its wide open spaces which provide opportunities for walking and general relaxation.

The Park hosts a arrange of Events throughout the year

There is a very popular children’s play area, and the District’s only purpose built skateboard Park.

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Location
Facilities

Management of Rothamsted park

The Rothamsted Park Green Spaces Action Plan is a published document that has been produced to guide the management and development of the Park. The plan outlines the vision, aims and objectives for the park for the next five years until 2022.

Rothamsted Park is owed and managed by St Albans City and District Council in partnership with the Countryside Management Service in consultation with the Rothamsted Management Committee which is made up of elected District Ward and Harpenden Town Councillors, local interest groups and stakeholders

The Management Committee meet 3 times a year and is a public meeting 

Links

https://www.parksherts.co.uk/parks/view/rothamsted-park
 

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Verulamium Park Website

Intro

The award winning Verulamium Park holds both a Green Flag and Green Heritage Site award.  It is set in 100 acres of beautiful parkland close to the city centre and is a popular attraction throughout the year with wide range of facilities.

The Park is named after the Roman City of Verulamium on which it stands. The City walls and outline of the London Gate can still be seen. Verulamium Museum displays hundreds of remarkable objects that have been excavated from the ground.

The Park hosts a arrange of Events throughout the year

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Improving the River Ver and the Lakes

Revitalising the River Ver Project

Location
Facilities

More information on Clarence Park opening times and attractions:

Management of Verulamium Park

The Verulamium Park Green Spaces Action Plan is a published document that has been produced to guide the management and development of the Park. The plan outlines the vision, aims and objectives for the park for the next five years until 2022.

Verulamium Park is owed and managed by St Albans City and District Council in partnership with the Countryside Management Service in consultation with the Verulamium Park Consultative Forum which is made up of elected District Ward Councillors, local interest groups and the steakholders.

The Consultative Forum meet 3 times a year and is a public meeting 

Commons

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Intro

Bricket Wood Common is a SSSI site and consists of diverse habitats including ancient semi-natural woodland; hornbeam coppice woodland; wet lowland heath/acid grassland; and ponds and seasonal streams. The Common supports an array of wildlife including great crested newts, butterflies, heather, fungi, blue bells and Heath Spotted Orchids. 

The site consists of an area of around 78.5 hectares and is situated within the boundaries of the M25 and the M1. Its location, history and diversity of habitats ensure that the open space is highly valued by the local community. A 10 year Green Spaces Action Plan sets out how the common will be developed to allow a co-ordinated and organised approach to management and conservation, and to meet Natural England’s aim of bringing all SSSI’s into a favourable condition.

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Location

Management of Bricket Wood Common

Bricket Wood Common is owed by the Munden Estate and jointly managed by St Albans City and District Council in partnership with the Countryside Management Service and the Bricket Wood Joint Management Committee which is made up of elected District and Parish Councillors, local interest groups and the current owner.

Links

https://www.munden.co.uk/

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Intro

Nomansland Common is a very popular recreational area. The Common is also a haven for wildlife and the heathland on the north side of Ferrers Lane is some of the best in South Hertfordshire and continues to support a wealth of rare plants, including Dwarf Gorse and Heather.

Nomansland Joint Management Committee is represented by St Albans City and District Council, Sandridge Parish Council and Wheathampstead Parish Council.   Meetings are administered by Wheathampstead Parish Council and the agendas and minutes can be found on the Parish Council website.

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Facilities 

  • Car Park
  • Model airplane flying areas
  • Horse Riding permitted
  • Walking 
  • Cycling
  • Picnics

Management of Nomansland Common

Nomansland Joint Management Committee is represented by St Albans City and District Council, Sandridge Parish Council and Wheathampstead Parish Council.   Meetings are administered by Wheathampstead Parish Council and the agendas and minutes can be found on the Parish Council website.

The Nomansland Common Green Space Action Plan is a published document that has been produced to guide the management and development of the Common. The plan outlines the vision, aims and objectives for the park for the next five years until 2023.

 

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We provide and maintain around 60 Green Spaces and play areas across the City and District of St Albans. Our green assets, including parks, play areas and nature conservation sites are a great place to relax and unwind.

Location

Facilities

At many of the site facilities include:

  • Benches
  • Litter and dog waste bins
  • Play areas
  • Notice boards

Green Space Action plans are published documents that guide the management and development of specific Parks and Green Spaces owned and managed by the Council.

  • Clarence Park
  • Rothamsted Park
  • Verulamium Park
  • Spowell  Mill Nunnery Green Space
  • Alban Way
  • Nickey Line
  • Lee Valley Line
  • Nomansland Common
  • Bricket Wood Common
  • Bernard heath
  • The Wick
  • Beech Bottom Dyke
  • Victoria Playing Fields

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