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Furzefield

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King George V Playing Fields, Furzefield Woods and Lower Halfpenny Bottom Local Nature Reserve in Potters Bar. 12 ha with 1 route

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Skate Park

Skate Park

The Potters Bar skate park at the Furzefield offers:

  • Bowl - 1.2-1.6m
  • Car parking
  • CCTV
  • Cycle racks
  • Flat banks (various)
  • Flood lighting until 10pm
  • Grind boxes
  • Leisure Centre with toilet and refreshment facilities*
  • Snake bend
  • Seating
  • Volcano

It was built in 2006 and paid for by Hertsmere Borough Council, Living Spaces, Canada Life and the Potters Bar Rotary Club. It was extended with a bowl in 2009 thanks to the Tomer Allen-Price Memorial Fund and Potters Bar Carnival.

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 is made up of three distinct areas providing informal opportunities such as dog walking and play through to organised sports games.

King George V Playing Fields contains two play areas, a skate park, community shelter and football pitches.

Furzefield Woods has been managed as a coppice with standard trees for over 300 years and Lower Halfpenny Bottom, once the route of a drovers track is an important grassland and meadow.

Furze is an old name for gorse, still occasionally found on the site.

The 'halfpenny' may refer to a fee charged to allow livestock to graze the meadow - although don't worry, you won't get charged for visiting!

In 1998 Hertsmere Borough Council designated the site as a Local Nature Reserve under Section 21 of the National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act 1949.

Both Furzefield Wood and Lower Halfpenny Bottom are designated as ‘Wildlife Sites’ by the Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust and Biological Records Centre. The designation is recognition of the sites ‘substantive nature conservation value’.

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On Site Facilities

  • Car Park (Free)Car Park (Free) icon
  • Disabled AccessDisabled Access icon
  • Dog Free AreaDog Free Area icon
  • Dogs WelcomeDogs Welcome icon
  • Sheltered SeatingSheltered Seating icon

Park Routes

Lower Halfpenny Bottom and Furzefield Woods

Distance 1.7 km
Steps taken 2249

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How to get here

Parking:

There is free car parking within the Furzefield Leisure Centre car park or by Crusaders Football Club clubhouse, accessed off of Mutton Lane, EN6 3BW. Directions here


Public Transport Information:

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


Cycling:

There are good links to the park from other recreational facilities and local comunities. A Public Footpath (PB15) runs along the side of the stream, and connects the site with the wider countryside.

Furzefield Greenway running the length of the site is proposed, subject to planning approval (the park is green belt land).

 

 


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