Sport in the Park

A number of different sports can be enjoyed in the park.


During the summer there is archery on the cricket field organised by Elswood Bowmen Archery Club. If you’re interested in joining and learning how to become an archer then please visit their website

Boules / Petanque

Within the Mediterranean Garden there are two boules courts. The courts don’t need to be booked and if you don’t have a set of boules sets can be loaned from the Park Office for FREE, although a refundable deposit of £10 is needed. You can of course bring your own boules along and play with family or friends, picnic tables are close by. Click to download a copy of the rules for playing Petanque.


There are eleven football pitches. The Trust worked in partnership with the Football Foundation, St Albans City Youth Football Club (SACYFC) and St Albans District Council to restore the playing fields and provide a new sports pavilion. St Albans City Youth Community Football Club have priority use of the pitches but they can be hired on Saturday afternoon or mid-week by other Clubs.

  • Senior Pitch at £96 per game
  • Youth Pitch at £70 per game
  • Mini Pitch at £56 per game

For further information and availability please contact the Trust.

For details of the work carried out in the community by St Albans City Youth Community Football Club visit their website at