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Playing pitches and pavilions

COVID-19 Restrictions update

Parks and Green Spaces are open but please comply with the current social distancing guidelines when visiting.

The facilities are closed due to the current restrictions:

  • Adult and Junior Football Matches
  • Football Pitches
  • Sports Pavilions 
  • Outdoor Gyms
  • Outdoor Multi Use Sports Courts

Please check with your Town or Parish Council regarding the status of the facilities managed by them.

More information about COVID19

There are a range for outdoor playing pitches and pavilions available for residents to hire within the District.  As well as sports activities some of the pavilions can be hired for community activities such as arts classes, fitness classes and children's parties. 

All of the facilities on this page are owned by St Albans City and District Council working in partnership with John O'Conner (Grounds Maintenance) Ltd and 1Life

If you would like to book a facility or have any questions please contact John O'Conner on 0800 3457405 or visit the Bookings Web site.

Clarence Park - Playing Pitches Toggle accordion

Clarence Park is located on York Road in St Albans.  Facilities at the site include:

  • 1 Artificial Sports Pitch
  • 1 Hockey Pitch

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The park is located in the heart of St Albans and is a short walk from the City Centre. The park has a car park AL1 4NF

St Albans City Football Ground, Clarence Park

Clarence Park Stadium is the home of St Albans City Football Club. 

Cunningham Hill Playing Feild Toggle accordion

Cunningham Hill Playing Field is located off Cunningham Avenue and Park View Close in St Albans.

Facilities at this site include a Football Pitches and a changing room.

3 Senior Football Pitch
1 Changing Room

Main access to the site is via Park View Close AL1 5FT

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Fox Croft Green Space - Playing Pitches Toggle accordion

Foxcroft Open Space is located off London Road in St Albans.  There is 1 adult football pitch for hire.

Main access to the site is via Foxcroft, AL1 5SP

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Marlborough Club Open Space - Playing Pitches Toggle accordion

Marlborough Club Open Space is in St Albans.  Facilities at this site include a Football Pitch, Multi Use Games Area and a car free park.

1 Senior Football Pitch BMX Track
1 Multi Use Games Area
1 Sports Pavilion

The pavilion has a hall, kitchen and changing rooms with showers.  This facility can be hired out by the local community for private events or in conjunction with the football pitch.

Access to the site is via Old Oak off Cottonmill Lane, AL1 2EF

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Rothamsted Park - Playing Pitches and Pavilions Toggle accordion

Rothamsted Park is located in Harpenden.  Facilities at the site include Football and Cricket Pitches and a Pavilions.

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The Outdoor floodlit football pitch can hire by contacting Harpenden Leisure Centre

Main access to Rothamsted Park is via Harpenden Swimming Pool at Amenbury Lane Car Part Park View, AL5 2HU

Verulamium Park - Playing Pitches Toggle accordion

Located in the centre of St Albans Verulamium Park has facilities that include

2 Junior Football Pitches
8 Adult Football Pitches
2 Cricket Pitches
2 Sports Pavilions

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3 Beach Courts

The Beach Courts are operated by 1Life via Abbey View Golf and Track.

William Bird Open Space - Playing Pitches Toggle accordion

William Bird Open Space is in St Albans.  Facilities at this site include a Football Pitches, Pavilion and a car free park.

2 Rugby League Pitch    
8 Senior Football Pitch
1 Sports Pavilion

Access to the site is via Toulmin Drive, AL3 6DX 

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