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

Events in the Park 2017

Events in 2017 The full calendar of events at the park during 2017 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. Come and join in the fun! ... Read More

HPT Tree of the Month April 2017

TREE OF THE MONTH April 2017 Handkerchief, Dove or Ghost Tree Highfield Park Tree Trail: Number 29 Latin/Botanical Name: Davidia involuncrata Range: Native to China but widely planted in Europe and USA. Height: to 20m Uses: Ornamental Description: Deciduous, it has greyish-brown flaking and fissured bark. The heart shaped leaves have pointed teeth. The flowers form a tight cluster about 1–2 cm across, reddish in colour, each flower has a pair of large asymmetrical pure white bracts at the base performing the function of petals. The flowers are at their best in late May. On a breezy day, the bracts ... 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

Highfield on Twitter