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 and gardens can be found on Hixberry Lane.

Elswood Bowmen

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

Highfield Park Petanque Club

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

Ladybirds Nursery

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.

St Albans Bootcamp

Highfield Park hosts a regular bootcamp organised by Barrie Johnston of Great in 8.

St Albans City Youth Football Club

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 Theatre Company

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.

St Albans & District Footpaths Society

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 St Albans Tourist Information Centre.