A number of excellent organisations are associated with the Trust and can be found within or around the Park.
Earthworks offers their trainees, often with learning disabilities or mental health issues, work experience and training in horticultural and land-based skills. Their office is in West Lodge, on the Cell Barnes side of the Park, whilst their gardens can be found on Hixberry Lane.
During the summer the cricket field plays host to archery organised by Elswood Bowmen Archery Club. If you’re interested in joining and learning how to become an archer then please contact by club using the link above or contact Richard Philpott on 01707 691 645, mobile 07722 899965 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Club meets at the park on alternate Friday mornings at 10am to midday. Further information can be found following the link above or by contacting Ashley Bowen on 07950 256455 or email on email@example.com
A day nursery and preschool providing education and childcare for babies and children from 3 months to 5 years. The nursery can be found on the Cell Barnes side of the park and is conveniently situated in the Birch Centre, adjacent to a large free car-park.
Lisa Dunstan and her team offer all kinds of accountancy services. LKP are based in Rowan House, on the Cell Barnes side of the park. A large, free cark-park is very close, making it very easy to drop-in. Call Lisa on 01727-866602 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your requirements (unfortunately, LKP do not have a web presence at the moment).
Highfield Park hosts a regular bootcamp organised by Barrie Johnston of Fluxus Fitness.
St Albans City Youth Football Club provides football and organised sports training in St Albans and the surrounding area. They cater for boys and girls up to the age of 18 years of age (and 25 years for their disability groups). Details of all their activites can be found on their website. They operate from the Hill End side of the park by the Sports Pavilion. Free parking is available.
Trestle is a mask and physical theatre company, with a highly regarded arts education programme. They have been making innovative and inspirational physical theatre and participation projects since 1981. The company is one of the leading providers of school workshops, teacher training and participation programmes in the country. They run mask, half mask, physical theatre and bespoke workshops, projects and residencies nationally and internationally and are based in the Trestle Arts Base, formerly the Hill End Chapel (AL4 0JQ). Free parking is available.
YMCA St Albans Community Gym (One YMCA)
YMCA aims to improve the health and wellbeing of the communities in which they work. They offer a range of health, fitness and wellbeing activities that include gyms, sports and exercise classes. A HELP course, a FREE healthy eating and lifestyle program for disabled people looking to become more independent and improve their health and wellbeing. Their offering also includes a number of specialist referral programmes for those living with Cancer, MS and Parkinson’s. Once named Charters Health Club, the YMCA St Albans Community Gym is located in the Highfield Park Centre, AL4 0DB and has a large free car-park.
The society protect, preserve, and promote public rights of way (ROW) in the St Albans & District.
They offer walks on Thursday mornings and on most Sundays; monitor all ROW in St Albans and work with CMS on the local ROW network, clearing, way-marking and the like.
They have two published books: ’24 Footpath Walks Around St Albans’ and ’24 Footpath Walks in Hertfordshire’, both are on sale in Waterstones and the soon to be reinstated TIC.