Parks and open spaces
Parks, Open Spaces and Play Areas with the City & District of St Albans form an important network of spaces and public places.
Alongside trees, these green spaces play a valuable role in improving the quality and character of District.
Parks and Green Spaces COVID-19 update
Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on Monday 23rd March 2020, the following facilities are closed, and will remain closed until further notice.
- Children's Play Areas
- Outdoor Fitness Areas and Equipment
- Multi Use Games Areas
- Sports Courts
- All public events have been cancelled until further notice
This is necessary to ensure social distancing, limit the spread of coronavirus and protect the health and safety of our communities.
Media release from Hertfordshire Resilience
A new eco-friendly surface is being trialled at a footpath in one of St Albans District’s flagship parks.
Spoil from the development of Harpenden leisure centre is free of asbestos and other contaminants, Councillors have been assured.
'Celebrate VE Day 75 this Friday 8 May at home’, that’s the plea from Hertfordshire’s county council, 10 district and borough councils, emergency services and our local NHS.
The Schools in Bloom contest for St Albans District is returning this year despite the Covid-19 emergency.
The Alban Weekend is to be reimagined as an online event this summer because of the Covid-19 emergency.
A new design for a major St Albans City Centre development has been chosen after the public were asked for their views.
The winners of the St Albans Mayor’s Pride Awards were unveiled on a special Radio Verulam broadcast after a planned ceremony was cancelled due to the Covid-19 crisis.
Ambitious plans to create a wilder St Albans District have been boosted by £100,000 of funding.
Ownership of Rothamsted Park and some other green spaces in Harpenden is to be transferred to the Town Council at no cost.
Community station Radio Verulam has highlighted the many services on offer at St Albans’ Healthy Hub.
Users of Harpenden’s Sports Centre are being offered alternative facilities while the building is closed so it can be transformed into a state-of-the-art cultural venue.
Verulamium Museum – renowned for its ancient treasures and some of the finest mosaics outside of the Mediterranean – is set to close temporarily this February to enable vital works to be undertaken
Plans to revamp an ageing community centre in the Sopwell ward of St Albans are to advance to the pre-construction stage.
St Albans Mayor Councillor Janet Smith is to host a service to commemorate victims of the Holocaust and other genocides.
The Environment Agency has committed £300,000 to the next phase of the Revitalising the River Ver partnership project, Councillors have been told.