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Aberford Park

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6.7ha focal point park in Borehamwood.

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Aberford Restaurant

Food & Drink

Enjoy a tasty snack or larger meal at the mediterranean restaurant in the extended cafe building...the 'Best Greek Food in Town'.

Open from 10am until 10pm seven days a week, the menu can be found here.

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Disc Golf

Pitch and Put

The ultimate cross between frisbee and pitch and putt - take on the 6 hole challenge.

Scorecards and discs are available from the restaurant - a deposit is required.

Follow the course around the park and complete each hole by getting your disc in the metal cage baskets

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DJ Booth

Interactive Activity

Play tunes direct from your mobile phone on the interactive dj booth, mix, scratch and record...the possibilities to get the party started are endless

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Be a-mazed and discover the wooden many different types of wildlife can you find?

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Play area for children up to the age of 8 incluidng;-

  • Multi play unit
  • 4 x Toddler Swings
  • 4 x Flat swings
  • Roundabout
  • Zipwire

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Sensory Play Area


Play area for children up to the age of 12 including;-

  • Basket swing
  • Rotating dish
  • Multi-unit with rope bridge and mounds
  • Climbing wall

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Skate park

Skate Park

The skate park contains concrete ramps and half-pipes and forms part of the Action Zone.  It contains:-

  • CCTV
  • Cycle racks
  • Flat banks (various)
  • Fun box/planter
  • Grind boxes
  • Seating
  • Teen shelter
  • Toilets
  • Pyramid
  • Quarter pipes (various)

It was built in 2005 and was paid for by Sport England and the Big Lottery Fund, Hertsmere Borough Council, Living Spaces and the Police Authority.

The facility is suitable for skateboarders, BMXers and in-line skaters and was developed in consultation with young people in Hertsmere, but we do ask that users wear appropriate protective clothing when using the facilities

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Park Information

The park has enjoyed a high level of investment in recent years, with several facilities predominately for teenagers, including a skate park, climbing boulder, teen shelter and the electronic DJ booth to play and mix songs straight from your mobile.  These are known collectively as the Action Zone, to promote activity amongst young people.

A wide range of other facilites are offered, including community centre, café, toilets, two play areas, multi-sports court, seasonal pond and a cycleway.

The park was purchased in stages starting in 1888 and after the First World War a sewage works was constructed, although by the 1940/50s this was out of use and the area was used for landfill.  Subsequently in the 1950/60s the area was turned into a public park with lakes which now form part of a flood relief system for the town.

The lakes are home to a variety of wildlife including nesting swans.


Due to its proximity to the BBC and Elstree Film Studios the park has also been used for several films and television programmes such as East Enders, Grange Hill and Birds of a Feather.

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On Site Facilities

  • Car Park (Free)Car Park (Free) icon
  • Disabled AccessDisabled Access icon
  • Disabled ToiletsDisabled Toilets icon
  • Dog Free AreaDog Free Area icon
  • Dogs WelcomeDogs Welcome icon
  • Food & DrinkFood & Drink icon
  • Pushchair Friendly PathsPushchair Friendly Paths icon
  • Sheltered SeatingSheltered Seating icon
  • ToiletsToilets icon

How to get here


There is a free car park on Aberford Road accessed from Brook Road. Directions here

Public Transport Information:

There are two bus stops along the Brook Road side of the park. 

Further information on public transport is available here: or


The Tykes Water Greenway, linking Borehamwood Town Centre and the north of the town and beyond runs through the park.

There are sets of cycle racks by the ball court and the cafe.

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