• 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...
  • Events for 2016

    Events in 2016 There is a full calendar of events at the park in 2016, 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 Bat Night May (TBC) evening Meet West Lodge History walk Sunday 8 May 10.00 – 12.00 Meet West Lodge Bug Safari Sunday 22 May 10.00 – 12.00 Meet YMCA car park… Read more...
  • HPT Tree of the Month - February 2016

    TREE OF THE MONTH February 2016 Giant Redwood or Wellingtonia Highfield Park Tree Trail: Number 18 Latin/Botanical Name: Sequoiadendrongiganteum Range: Native of west coast USA Height: over 90m in USA, rarely over 50m in N. Europe. Uses: Ornamental in larger parks and gardens, the wood is very brittle making it unsuitable for construction. Description: Evergreen, very large tree, narrowly conical in shape, the are leaves long, and… 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...
  • HPT Newsletter

    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...
  • Local Business Supporters

    Local Business Supporters The Trust would like to thank the following local businesses for their continued support and generosity. Cassidy and Tate are a sponsor of our summer fete and also run a promotions scheme in the Highfield area where the Trust will receive a £500 donation for every house sale instruction received. If you are looking to sell your house then please contact David Tate at Cassidy & Tate to discuss further on 01727… Read more...
  • Easter Bunny Hunt & Colouring Competition 2015

    Easter Bunny Hunt & Colouring Competition 2015 On a glorious day at Highfield Park 200 children took part in the annual Bunny Hunt, confirming that sunshine and chocolate is a winning combination. The Trust would like to thank all who participated in the event and special thanks must go to the Mercer and Hole Team who not only provided 110 Easter eggs but volunteered on the day as well. Colouring Competition One of the days highlights… Read more...
  • Highfield Orienteering Course

    Highfield Park Orienteering Course Highfield Park in conjunction with Hertfordshire Orienteering Club (Known as Happy Herts or HH) have set up a permanent orienteering course in the Park. Full instructions on how to use the course can be found on the sheet that comes with the map and both of these can be downloaded here by clicking the map image or printed copies are available at Charters and the Park office. Course and Text Sheet The… Read more...
  • Lambing Day 2015 at Oaklands College

    Highfield Park Trust was invited to attend Oaklands College Lambing Day on Saturday 14 March to demonstrate apple pressing and to sell delicious Highfield Park apple juice. Although it wasn’t the warmest of occasions, the children enjoyed helping to press the apples and drinking the result. Click to open image! Click to open image! Click to open image! Click to open image! Click to open image! Click to open image! View the embedded… Read more...
  • Community Day

    Community Day 22nd February 2015 Thanks to the team that turned up for our Community tidy up in the Hill End Garden of Rest today! Lots of hard work, banter and a quick slope off to the pub for some of us at the end! Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart. ~Elizabeth Andrew Click to open image! Click to open image! Click to open image! Click to open image! View the embedded image gallery online at:… Read more...

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