• Welcome

    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...
  • Chapterhouse Theatre 24 June 2015

    Chapterhouse Theatre Company, a prominent national touring theatre company who also perform at the likes of Chatsworth House, will be performing their adaptation of Pride & Prejudice on Wednesday 24th June at 7.30pm. Guests are welcome to bring a picnic and enjoy a (hopefully) balmy midsummer's evening....alternatively a selection of tempting food and refreshments will be available, including fish and chips provided by Harpenden's award-winning… Read more...
  • Luna Cinema July 2015

    The Luna Cinema is coming back to Highfield Park, if you haven't done so already, to book tickets for the Luna Cinema's fabulous open air film screenings in Highfield Park. We're delighted to be hosting two fantastic events as follows: - Thursday 16th July - Mamma Mia - Wednesday 29th July - Top Gun As in previous years, tickets are already selling very quickly so make sure you get yours at thelunacinema.com . £1.50 from every ticket sold will… 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… Read more...
  • Tour of Highfield Park

    Join the Park Manager & Trustees as part of the ‘Walk in the Woods’ festival for an informal tour around the park. It will be about 2 miles along the parks paths and tracks, take in some of the magnificent specimen trees, give an opportunity to discuss some of the plans for the future and encourage everyone to enjoy trees and woods. Read more...
  • Tree of the Month May 2015

    TREE OF THE MONTH MAY NORWAY MAPLE Highfield Park Tree Trail: Number 35 Latin Name: Acer plantanoides Origin: Europe Height: to 35m Uses: Cultivated in parks and gardens. A tall tree, often becoming very broad with a domed crown. It has bright yellow upright flowers before the leaves and is distinguished from the sycamore by its sharply pointed leaves. This specimen came from a garden just outside Moscow where the Russian novelist Boris… Read more...
  • Easter Bunny Hunt & Colouring Competition 2015

    Easter Bunny Hunt & Colouring Competition 2015 On a glorious day at Highfield Park 200 children took part in the annual Bunny Hunt, confirming that sunshine and chocolate is a winning combination. The Trust would like to thank all who participated in the event and special thanks must go to the Mercer and Hole Team who not only provided 110 Easter eggs but volunteered on the day as well. Colouring Competition One of the days highlights was the… Read more...
  • Highfield Orienteering Course

    Highfield Park Orienteering Course Highfield Park in conjunction with Hertfordshire Orienteering Club (Known as Happy Herts or HH) have set up a permanent orienteering course in the Park. Full instructions on how to use the course can be found on the sheet that comes with the map and both of these can be downloaded here by clicking the map image or printed copies are available at Charters and the Park office. Course and Text Sheet The answers… Read more...
  • Lambing Day 2015 at Oaklands College

    Highfield Park Trust was invited to attend Oaklands College Lambing Day on Saturday 14 March to demonstrate apple pressing and to sell delicious Highfield Park apple juice. Although it wasn’t the warmest of occasions, the children enjoyed helping to press the apples and drinking the result. Click to open image! Click to open image! Click to open image! Click to open image! Click to open image! Click to open image! View the embedded image gallery… Read more...
  • Community Day

    Community Day 22nd February 2015 Thanks to the team that turned up for our Community tidy up in the Hill End Garden of Rest today! Lots of hard work, banter and a quick slope off to the pub for some of us at the end! Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart. ~Elizabeth Andrew Click to open image! Click to open image! Click to open image! Click to open image! View the embedded image gallery online at:… Read more...
  • Default Image

    Events for 2015

    Events in 2015 Chaplin’s Circus 23 March – 06 April various times Easter Bunny Hunt Wednesday 15 April 10.30 – 14.30 History Walk Sunday 10 May 10.00 – 12.00 Park Tour Saturday 30 May 10.00 – 12.00 Chapterhouse Theatre - Pride & Prejudice Wednesday 24 June 19.30 – 22.30 Summer Fete Saturday 11 July 14.00 – 17.00 Luna Cinema – Mamma Mia Thursday 16 July 19.30 – 23.30 Luna Cinema - Top Gun Wednesday 29 July 19.30 – 23.30 Apple Day Sunday 04… Read more...
  • Summer Fete 2015

    Summer Fete 11 July 2015 A day of family fun in the Park. Fairground rides, coconut shy, craft and gift stalls, live entertainment, beer tent, plant stall, food plus lots more fun. The Highfield Park Summer Fete will take place on 11 July 2015, 14.00 – 17.00. If you are interested in hiring a pitch for a stall please complete and return the booking form. Download the Fete Booking Form and Terms & Conditions ( PDF Format) Fete Stall Booking Form… Read more...
  • Apple Day 2015

    Apple Day 2015 The Highfield Park Apple Day will take place on 4 October 2015, 14.00 – 16.00. If you are interested in hiring a pitch for a stall please complete and return the booking form. Stall Booking Form Stall Booking Termas and Conditions ( PDF Format) Read about last years Apple Day Read more...
  • Sponsor a Tree

    Fleetville Diaries (the local history group) have kindly sponsored a replacement tulip tree for our tree trail. On Monday 22 December Mike Neighbour and Liz Bloom from Fleetville Diaries helped Rob and Dave with planting the new tree. The original tree died as a result being waterlogged for several months last winter, so we have moved its position and hope for better luck. Sponsor a Tree Click here >>>>> Click to open image! Click to open image!… Read more...
  • St Albans Christmas Market

    St Albans Christmas Market Members of the Highfield Park team were at the St Albans Christmas Market on Wednesday, spreading the word about Highfield Park and selling some Apple Juice. Click to open image! Click to open image! Click to open image! Click to open image! View the embedded image gallery online at: http://www.highfieldparktrust.co.uk/#sigProIda6f98e679a Read more...
  • New Gate and Fence for Fooball Car Park

    The staff at Highfield Park, with the help of the Highfield Helpers have finished the fence and gate around the new Car Park area adjacent to the main football field in December 2014. Thanks must go to everyone involved. Pictures by David Williams. Click to open image! Click to open image! Click to open image! Click to open image! Click to open image! Click to open image! View the embedded image gallery online at:… Read more...
  • Sport Relief 2014 - St Albans Mile Raises £6,098.63

    St Albans Mile News Flash St Albans Mile Raises £6,098.63 The Sport Relief Mile took place at Highfield Park in March 2014 with over 350 runners of all ages taking part, the event, once again organised by St Albans City Youth Community FC, was a great success with the Mayor of St Albans City and District Cllr Annie Brewster getting things underway and looking the part in her Red Sport Relief running attire. It is hoped that the St Albans Mile… Read more...
  • Apple Day 2014

    Apple Day 2014 Another extremely successful apple day on the afternoon of Sunday 5th October 2014, raising over £1000 for the Trust. The weather smiled on us with a sunny, warm day sandwiched between two days of rain. The event was well attended and visitors were delightfully entertained by the St Albans City band, who kept playing throughout the afternoon. We hope they will return to the park for future events. Visitors were able to browse a… Read more...
  • City Youth install Difibrillator in Pavilion

    St Albans City Youth Community FC is pleased to announce that it has purchased and installed an AED Defibrillator in the Pavilion on the back field at Highfield Park. The Defibrillator will be available for all park users who have access to the Pavilion. The equipment has been purchased as part of St Albans City Youths work in the Community facilitating the continued partnership between the Highfield Park Trust and St Albans City Youth FC . An… Read more...
  • Keep your speed down

    A tiny minority of Park users continue to speed along the track at Highfield park from Highfield Lane to the back field, if anyone who is attending Park events is found to be speeding, they will be asked to leave the Park. This decision has been made with the health and safety of all park users in mind. Use it, don't abuse it, stick to the speed limit. Thank you for your cooperation. Read more...
  • Vandalism in the Park

    Vandalism in the Park At some time last weekend mindless vandals completely stripped the bark from one of the Wild Service trees on the Village Green. The tree will die, the damage is so severe that there is nothing that can be done to save it. This is criminal damage and we have reported it to the police. We are very keen to protect our beautiful park and prevent damage in the future, particularly to the trees which take so long to grow. We… Read more...
  • Summer Fete 2014 - What a wonderful day

    Summer Fete 2014 - What a wonderful day This year's fete was another wonderful afternoon with fun and attractions for all the family, thank you to everyone who attended this year's event. One of the Fete highlights was the Tug of War, with the Trusts Chairman Roger Thomas shouting out instructions to the teams. The children loved the petting farm with the sheep, goats and geese and for the nostalgic there was the steam train running up and down… Read more...
  • ATD St Albans Personal Training

    A total body workout! Learn new, fun & challenging exercises which will burn fat, tone up & improve your fitness!Every Saturday morning 10-11 a.m.Classes are located at Highfield Park (AL4 0DB) Village Green, near the Main Car Park in Russets Drive. Please bring plenty of water! To join please register your place by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. // Read more...
  • History Trail - Great turn out

    History Trail - Great turn out Thanks to all who came for the Highfield Park History Trail, the wonderful weather enabled everyone to see the Park at its best and listen to its poignant history. Keep checking the Highfield Park website for more events, if you would like to take part in further walks around the park go to our Health Walks page for further details. Click to open image! Click to open image! Click to open image! Click to open image!… Read more...
  • Newsletter

    The Trust produces a quarterly newsletter which is delivered to residents living nearby.   Highfield Park Trust December 2014 Newsletter Click here to download Read more...
  • Highfield in the Spring

    Highfield Park in the Spring Click to open image! Click to open image! Click to open image! Click to open image! Click to open image! Click to open image! View the embedded image gallery online at: http://www.highfieldparktrust.co.uk/#sigProId93ea7cc90e Read more...
  • MISSING PICTURE – FOUND

    MISSING PICTURE – FOUND! As a result of an article in the “Herts Advertiser” (06.03.14) several people contacted theHighfield Trust offices saying they recalled the painting, but did not know of its’whereabouts. Then the breakthrough – a gentleman called to say he had the picture. This anonymousdonor has very kindly given the painting to the Trust. Richard Bull, Park Manager, said the Trust are really thrilled at the acquisition and are most… Read more...
  • Highfield Park - New Playing Field

    We are pleased to announce that the planning application for the change of use of the old farmers field to a new playing field at Highfield Park has been approved at the recent Planning Referrals meeting. This is good news in that it provides and additional space for community use and extra football pitches. Highfield Park Trust and our Community Partners (St Albans City Youth FC) would like to thank everyone who supported the application, this… Read more...
  • Default Image

    Health Walks

    St Albans, Harpenden & Villages Health Walks in Highfield Park Highfield Park is one of the venues for Health walks in Hertfordshire. They take place on Mondays at 9.30am and Tuesdays at 1.30pm, meeting in the Charters Health Club car park, Russet Drive, opposite Spar, AL4 0DB. St Albans, Harpenden & Villages Health Walks programme is part of a countrywide initiative of free, led walks, which aims to help everyone get outdoors, get more active… Read more...
  • The Park in Pictures

    The Park in Pictures Many thanks to Tim Lam for these lovely photographs of the orchards earlier in the year, if you have any photos you would like to share with the Trust please send them to us by email. Click to open image! Click to open image! Click to open image! Click to open image! Click to open image! Click to open image! Click to open image! Click to open image! View the embedded image gallery online at:… Read more...
  • Lussmanns launch new partnerships with two local drink producers

    Lussmanns Fish & Grill Restaurants launch new partnerships with two local drinks producers

    Lussmanns Fish & Grill Restaurants launch new partnerships with two local drinks producers Photo shows (left to right) Mark Fanner (3 Brewers of St Albans), Andrei Lussmann (Lussmanns) and Richard Bull (Highfield Park Trust) Diners at Lussmanns Fish & Grill Restaurants in St Albans, Harpenden and Hertford can now enjoy apple juice and beer from local producers. Read more...

Highfield on Twitter

Highfield Park Trust, West Lodge, Hill End Lane, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL4 0RA Registered Charity 1059251 Telephone / Fax: 01727 847242 Copyright ©2015 All Rights Reserved.