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 Newsletter – Spring 2016 Newsletter Published

Highfield Park Trust Newsletters Over the past 5 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

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

Events for 2016 – New Events Poster

To download this Events Poster - Please click here Events in 2016 The full calendar of events at the park in 2016 is as follows, we have the old favourites, Easter Bunny Hunt and Apple Day to the Luna Cinema and the St Albans Town & Country Festival. Event Date Time Venue Easter Bunny Hunt Wednesday 6 April 10.30 – 14.30 West Lodge Beacon Lighting for Queen’s 90th Birthday Thursday 21 April 19.30 - 21.00 Hither Wood Bat Night May (TBC) evening Meet West Lodge History walk Sunday 8 May 10.00 – 12.00 Meet West Lodge Bug Safari Sunday 22 ... Read More

Luna Cinema back at Highfield Park

Tickets for the Luna Cinema's return to Highfield Park this summer are now on general sale! The Highfield Park Trust is delighted to announce two fantastic screenings: Thurs 7 July - Pretty Woman Weds 27 July - Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves Tickets are available online directly from Luna Cinema at thelunacinema.com. The Trust receives a donation for every ticket sold. This is the fourth year that we have hosted the Luna Cinema and every screening has been a sell-out, so don't delay in getting your tickets... ... Read More

HPT Tree of the Month July 2016

TREE OF THE MONTH July 2016 Copper Beech Highfield Park Tree Trail: Number 4 Latin/Botanical Name: Fagus sylvatica purpurea Range: Europe. Height: Up to 40m. Uses: Similar to common beech, timber is used for a variety of purposes, including fuel (traditionally used to smoke herring), furniture, cooking utensils, tool handles and sports equipment. Edible nuts were once used to feed pigs, it is also a popular hedging plant. Description: The bark is smooth, thin and grey, twigs are slender and grey with a zig-zag shape. Leaf buds are coppery and torpedo-shaped, leaves are coppery to deep purple in colour. Tassel-like ... Read More

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