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
Parks and Green Spaces are open but please comply with the current social distancing guidelines when visiting.
Children's Play Areas are open but please comply with social distancing guidelines and reconsider visiting a play area if it is busy.
The following Parks and Leisure facilities are closed due to the current restrictions:
- Westminster Lodge Leisure Centre
- Harpenden Sports Centre
- Cotlandswick Leisure Centre
- Sports Pavilions
Please check with your Town or Parish Council regarding the status of the facilities managed by them.
A landmark building in St Albans City Centre has been bought to help finance a major regeneration project.
Major changes have been proposed to improve the running of St Albans’ historic Charter Market after extensive consultations with traders and residents.
A new property investment strategy has been drawn up by St Albans City and District Council.
Work is to begin next month on a new £220,000 children’s playground at Clarence Park in St Albans.
A planning application to rebuild an ageing community centre in St Albans is to be submitted early next month.
Plans for a lottery to raise funds for voluntary and community groups in St Albans District have been approved.
Plans to redevelop the St Albans Charter Market depot should be examined further, a Council Committee has said.
Planning permission has been given to a landmark £60 million development in a prime St Albans City Centre site.
Residents, businesses and community groups are urged to give their views on how to further improve crime prevention in St Albans District.
Councillor Janet Smith, Mayor of St Albans City and District, has paid a tribute to Captain Sir Tom Moore following his death yesterday. The Mayor said:
Plans to give St Albans’ historic Charter Market an exciting new look have gone out to consultation.
Plans to redevelop an ageing St Albans community centre into an outstanding eco-friendly facility have been given the go ahead.
Residents and community groups are being urged to help shape St Albans City and District Council’s equality, diversity and inclusion strategy.
Community and voluntary groups will soon be able to apply for a grant from a new St Albans City and District Council fund.
St Albans Museums and UH Arts are collecting memories of the St Albans School of Art, which was based in St Albans for over a century.
Work to level an events area in Harpenden’s Rothamsted Park with spoil from the nearby leisure centre development has been delayed by heavy rainfall.