Highfield Park is situated on the south eastern side of St Albans in Hertfordshire. Highfield Park is rather unusual, rather than being financed and managed by the local council, a dedicated charity called Highfield Park Trust manages the Park. The Park was created in 1996 following the closure and redevelopment of Cell Barnes and Hill End Mental Heath Hospitals. The hospitals had extensive grounds, which now form Highfield Park ... Read More

HPT September 2017 Newsletter Published

Highfield Park Trust Newsletters Over the past several years, we have distributed our regular Highfield Park Trust newsletter to residents surrounding the Park as part of our efforts to provide the local community with Park news and updates. As a charity with limited resources in terms of both time and finances, we have taken the decision this will be the last printed newsletter that will be delivered to local homes. Going forward, updates on the work of the Trust and events can be accessed in a number of ways – see details below. We are particularly keen to provide updates ... Read More

HPT Tree of the Month November 2017

TREE OF THE MONTH November 2017 Sweet Chestnut Highfield Park Tree Trail: Number 1 Latin/Botanical Name: Castanea sativa Range: Native to Southern Europe but widely planted throughout Europe. Height: to 35m Uses: Timber is used for joinery and furniture and has similar properties to oak but lighter and easier to work. It is also coppiced to produce poles. The chestnuts can be roasted. Description: A deciduous domed tree. Bark is brownish grey often spiralled in older trees. Leaves are long, toothed and pointed. Flowers are found in bisexual yellow catkins, female flowers at the base. Shiny red-brown fruits develop in ... Read More

Hertfordshire Health Walks January-April 2017

Hertfordshire Health Walks January-April 2017 Walk with us in the New Year and step your way to better health and wellbeing The Countryside Management Service coordinates a programme of FREE, short and regular walks, delivered by a large team of trained, insured and passionate walk leaders. It’s simple to take part, just sign up online and turn up! Walkers can also arrive 10-15 minutes before their first walk to fill in a paper form. Walking is a great way to increase the amount of moderate intensity exercise you do each week. Brisk is best, so aim for a pace that ... Read More

Ginkgo ‘living fossil’ genome decoded – Tree Number 7

Our Tree of the Month for April 2015 is back in the news on the BBC Website Ginkgo 'living fossil' genome decoded. To read the story go to http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-38057741 Come and see a living specimen which is part of Highfield Park’s Tree Trail, tree no 7. http://www.highfieldparktrust.co.uk/tree-of-the-month-april-2015/ ... Read More

Highfield Park – The Peoples Place

Highfield Park - The Peoples Place Celebrating 20 Years of the Park As part of the Trust's 20th Anniversary Celebrations, we've created a short video with our friends the Purple Day Band who produced an original soundtrack, called "The People's Place". We've tried to include as many friends and Park users as possible, albeit in a relatively short production. We've also tried to show the evolution of the area over the years. We hope that there is something in there for you ... Read More

Sponsor a Tree at Highfield Park

Sponsor a Tree at Highfield Park, St Albans Our sponsorship scheme is an opportunity for you to make a contribution to the development and upkeep of Highfield Park for a year. It also makes a wonderful gift to mark a special occasion. For a sponsorship fee of £25 per tree per year, you – or the person you are buying a gift for – will receive : A personalised certificate describing your choice of tree. Regular email updates on developments within Highfield Park and the ongoing work of the Trust. Maybe most importantly of all, the knowledge that your support ... Read More

Social Media

There are lots of ways to keep up to date with all the news about the Highfield Park Trust, we are all over Social Media.   ... Read More
Message from the Police

Message from the Police

Message from St Albans Police regarding the ever growing Nuisance of Motorbikes and Mopeds in the park. The police are prioritising trying to curtail the nuisance that is being caused by motorbikes around the Highfield Park area. They need any descriptions that can be given including details of clothing (type and colour), hair colour, names that might be shouted out to one another, colour and types of bikes number plates if present. If they are seen then you are asked to call 999. They stress that it is important that members of the public do not put themselves at risk ... Read More

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