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 September 2017

TREE OF THE MONTH September 2017 Sweet Gum Highfield Park Tree Trail: Number 34 Latin/Botanical Name: Liquidambar styraciflua Range: Native to south and east USA, widely planted in north-west Europe Height: up to 30m but usually less Uses: Planted as an ornamental in Europe and for timber and resin in USA. The timber takes a beautiful polish and is sometimes referred to as ‘satin walnut’. It was popular for use in cabinets for radios, televisions, unfortunately it warps badly in drying. Description: Medium sized, deciduous, conical (domed as it matures) tree, leaves are palmate and a beautiful red in autumn ... 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

Notice of Annual General Meeting 2017

Notice of Annual General Meeting to be held on Tuesday 26 September 2017 7.30 pm at Trestle Arts Base Russet Drive, St Albans, AL4 0JQ ... Read More

Apple Day 2017

Highfield Park Apple Day - Sunday 08 October 2017 - 2.00pm – 4.00pm To book a stall at the Highfield Park Apple Day please download and complete the Application Form for a Stall Pitch. In addition please download and read the Apple Day Terms and Conditions. Apple Day Stall Pitch Application Form Apple Day Terms and Conditions ... 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

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