Hartham Common and Kingsmead

Open all year

Large well equipped park in Hertford with 11 points of interest

Points of interest

  • Bowling Green
  • Coffee stand
  • Grazed wet meadow
  • Hartham Common Car Park
  • Hartham Leisure Centre
  • Health Walk Start Point
  • Marshgate Drive Car Park
  • Older Children’s Play Area
  • Public Toilets
  • Skate Park
  • Tennis Court/3G pitch (proposed)
  • The Warren Woodland
  • Young Children’s Play Area

On Site Facilities

  • Car Park (Pay & Display)
  • Disabled Access
  • Disabled Toilets
  • Dog Free Area
  • Dogs Welcome
  • Food & Drink
  • Pushchair Friendly Paths

Park Information

Hartham Common is a well established open space with over 1000 years of recorded history. It is approximately 19.71 ha (48.7 acres) in size and located within only 5 minutes walk of Hertford town centre. The park has important access and ecological links with neighbouring sites, particularly through its river corridors.

Hartham Common benefits from a range of facilities including a leisure centre and swimming pool, public toilet, two well equipped play areas, a skate park, football pitches, bowling green, tennis courts, trim trail, ample vehicle parking with CCTV, and extensive riverside and woodland walks. In the summer, refreshments are provided from a kiosk operated by the leisure centre and a variety of events take place throughout the year.

In 2013, Hartham Common was dedicated as a Queen Elizabeth II Field in celebration of the Diamond Jubilee in 2012. The Queen Elizabeth II Fields Challenge was created to protect two thousand and twelve outdoor recreational spaces for communities now and for generations to come as a permanent living legacy of the Diamond Jubilee and the London 2012 Olympics. The dedication helps to reaffirm the importance of Hartham Common to the local community and to underline the commitment that East Herts Council has to developing and maintaining parks of a high standard right across the District.

How to get here


Hartham Common Pay and Display Car Park, SG14 1QR.  Directions here.

Further information including car park charges is available on the East Herts District Council website here.

Public Transport Information:

Close to Hertford Town Centre bus and railway stations.

Further information on public transport is available here: https://www.intalink.org.uk/ and http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/


Cyclists welcome.