Highfield Park is situated on the south eastern side of St Albans in Hertfordshire.
There are two free car parks in the Park.
YMCA St Albans Community Gym: This car park is open 24 hours a day throughout the week. Grid reference: TL17460653, what3words: panel.roses.season.
Visitor Centre: The car park for the Visitor Centre, Ladybirds and LKP is open during the week from 8am to 6pm, but is closed at the weekends. Grid reference: TL17160611, what3words: intent.marked.labs.
Entrance to the football fields/Pavilion Grid reference: TL17510624, what3words: useful.cave.lake.
Allotments Grid reference: TL17960671, what3words: soaks.wisely.nights.
Travelling by road
Visitors from outside the area are most likely to approach the Park from the M25 motorway. Exit via Junction 22 (London Colney exit) and follow the signs for St Albans along the A1081 to the A414 roundabout. Continue to follow the A1081 signs into St Albans and at the next roundabout turn right into Highfield Park Drive. Continue straight on at the next roundabout (note the “Welcome to Highfield Park” sign), the road then bears to the left and becomes Highfield Lane. The entrance to the football fields is on the right (Hill End). For the Highfield Park Visitor Centre and Cell Barnes turn left at the next mini-roundabout on to Hill End Lane. The entrance to the park is on the left (wooden field gate and signage) opposite the end of Frobisher Road. Follow the road round into the car park.
Travelling by bus
The S1 bus leaves St Albans town centre (St Peter’s Street Stop 3) via St Albans City rail station (Stop B) every 40 minutes from Monday to Saturday, with a 2-hour break around lunchtime. Alight on Drakes Drive either outside the Mobile Home Park (for a 3-minute walk to the Visitor Centre) or just before the double roundabout at the junction with Camp Road (for a 3-minute walk to Monks Meadow).
The 84 bus leaves St Albans town centre (St Peter’s Street Stop 2) via St Albans City rail station (Stop B) every 15 minutes from Monday to Saturday and approximately every half hour on Sundays. Alight at the ‘Ennerdale Close’ stop on Cell Barnes Lane (for an 8-minute walk via Drakes Drive to the Visitor Centre). The same route can be used to reach the Park by bus from London Colney, Potters Bar and Barnet.
For those looking to purchase a day ticket, the Park is inside the St Albans BusNet Inner Zone.
Travelling by train
St Albans is on the Thameslink line between London and Luton/Bedford with up to four fast trains and six stopping services each hour during normal hours (in rush hour, there is an even more frequent service). You can take an S1 or 84 bus from St Albans City station to get to the Park (see above). The Park is within the PlusBus zone for St Albans City station. Or it is a 1.3-mile walk.
Travelling by bike
The Trust permits cycling on a permissive basis, throughout the Park, using the tarmaced paths. There are cycle racks at the Highfield Park Visitor Centre and the YMCA St Albans Community Gym.
The Alban Way, a trail for cyclists and walkers using a former railway line, runs between Hatfield and St Albans. Leave the Alban Way at the Hill End Lane junction and cycle down Hixberry Lane. The entrance to the park is on your right.
Walking your dog
The Park is a popular place for dog walking. We request that dogs are kept under control and that dog mess is picked up and disposed of in the dog waste bins provided.
The Trust permits horse riding on a permissive using the tarmaced paths. Horse riders are asked to keep to the tarmaced paths, give way to pedestrians and clear any manure from the paths.