• 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...
  • HPT Tree of the Month May 2016

    TREE OF THE MONTH May 2016 Common Lime (Linden) Highfield Park Tree Trail: Number 6 Latin/Botanical Name: Tilia x vulgaris (syn x europae) Range: Native and found throughout the UK and Europe. Height: the tallest broadleaf tree in Britain, up to 46m. Uses: Most commonly planted as an ornamental tree but it is often used in turnery, carving and furniture making and as the wood does not warp it is still used to make sounding boards and… Read more...
  • History Walk Sunday 8th May

    The Highfield Park Trust, History Walk, 10.00 -12.00, Sunday 8th May. Meet at West Lodge. A gentle walk visiting eight locations in Highfield Park concentrating on the history of the Cell Barnes Hospital site A suggested donation of £3 includes refreshments at the end. Read more...
  • Lighting of the Jubilee Beacon - HM The Queen 90th

    Lighting of the Jubilee Beacon - HM The Queen 90th The lighting of the Jubilee Beacon to celebrate the 90th Birthday of HM The Queen. Took place in Hither Wood, Highfield Park on Thursday 21st April 2016. It was a lovely evening with a large group of Highfield residents. 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!… Read more...
  • HPT Newsletter - Spring 2016 Newsletter Published

    Highfield Park Trust Newsletters Over the past 5 years, we have distributed our regular Highfield Park Trust newsletter to residents surrounding the Park as part of our efforts to provide the local community with Park news and updates. As a charity with limited resources in terms of both time and finances, we have taken the decision this will be the last printed newsletter that will be delivered to local homes. Going forward, updates… Read more...
  • Events for 2016 - New Events Poster

    To download this Events Poster - Please click here Events in 2016 The full calendar of events at the park in 2016 is as follows, we have the old favourites, Easter Bunny Hunt and Apple Day to the Luna Cinema and the St Albans Town & Country Festival. Event Date Time Venue Easter Bunny Hunt Wednesday 6 April 10.30 – 14.30 West Lodge Beacon Lighting for Queen’s 90th Birthday Thursday 21 April 19.30 - 21.00 Hither Wood Bat Night May (TBC)… Read more...
  • Chapterhouse Theatre - SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES

    The Chapterhouse Theatre Company Presents SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES At Highfield Park, Thursday 23rd June, 7:30pm Read more...
  • Tree of the Month March 2016

    HPT Tree of the Month March 2016

    TREE OF THE MONTH March 2016 Silver Birch Highfield Park Tree Trail: Number 8 Latin/Botanical Name: Betula pendula Range: Britain and Northern Europe Height: up to 30m Uses: Making furniture, handles and toys, also bobbins, spools and reels for the Lancashire cotton industry, the bark is used for tanning leather and the twigs for besom brooms. Description: The bark is smooth and silvery but becomes dark and fissured at the base.… Read more...
  • JUST FOR FUN - HIGHFIELD PARK QUIZ

    “JUST FOR FUN”- HIGHFIELD PARK So you think you know everything about Highfield Park? Then try your hand at our "Just for Fun" Quiz, no prizes, its just for fun!!! Click the here for the 'Just for Fun' Question Sheet >>>>> Here is the Answer sheet (NO Cheating!!!!) >>>>> To give you a helping hand here is the Tree Trail Leaflet >>>>> Files are all in PDF format Read more...
  • Highfield Park History - What Lies Beneath

    Highfield Park History - What Lies Beneath Our History Talk (our first "indoor" History event) was held at the Trestle Theatre to a sold out audience. It was a fascinating talk about the Hill End Hospital by Local Historian Mike Neigbour looking at what was once there before the current housing was built. 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… Read more...
  • Proposed HPT Reception & Visitor Centre

    Proposed Reception & Visitor Centre Artist’s Impression Download a PDF version of this information sheet >>>> Background Highfield Park Trust was created in 1996 following the closure of Hill End and Cell Barnes hospitals to provide a diverse rural park for the benefit of the local community. The park has many interesting features including parkland with many mature specimen trees, sports pitches, woodland, a Mediterranean Garden with… Read more...
  • The Alban Way - 150 Years of History

    The Alban Way - 150 Years of History The Alban Way is a six and a half mile shared walking and cycling route between Hatfield Station and St Albans Abbey Station. It follows the track of the Great Northern Railway and to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the opening of the line in 1865, celebrations took place at locations along the route on Sunday 18th October 2015. In the Garden of Rest, Highfield Park Trust had photographic… 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… Read more...
  • Highfield Park Fete 2015

    Highfield Park Summer Fete 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. But best of all, the weather was fantastic. 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! Click to open image! Click to open image!… Read more...
  • Metro Bank Community Day

    Metro Bank Helps out at Highfield Park Shelique Davis-Brown, Store Manager, Metro Bank, St Albans said: “We were delighted to be able to support Highfield Park and St Albans City Youth Community FC last week as part of Metro Bank’s volunteering programme. As a community bank, we pride ourselves on supporting local people and businesses and colleagues had a fantastic time at Hither Wood – creating and improving the space for local… Read more...
  • AON Hewitt volunteers at Highfield Park

    AON Hewitt volunteers at Highfield Park The Trust would like to thank volunteers from AON Hewitt for all their hard work on 11 June, it is greatly appreciated. During the day they cleared a tremendous amount of vegetation along one of the parks boundaries and reduced it all to a pile of chippings. Here are a few photos of the day. Click to open image! Click to open image! Click to open image! Click to open image! Click to open image!… Read more...
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