Open all year
Large well equipped park in Hertford with 11 points of interest
Food & Drink
Operated by Hartham Leisure Centre over the summer months.
Visit the summer-grazed wet meadow to see a more traditional river landscape, alive with dragonflies and other invertebrates.
Pay and Display car park. Directions here
Further details on the car park including charges are available from East Hertfordshire District Council website here
Set on the edge of Hartham Common in Hertfordshire, Hartham Leisure Centre offers the local community a range of indoor and outdoor facilities. Outside there are a variety of outdoor sports available and a pavilion with changing facility as well as a six rink bowls facility. Inside you will find a gym, group exercise studio and swimming pool. The gym is stocked with the very latest fitness equipment including WattBikes and PowerPlates. The swimming pools offer our award winning swim school as well as a range of water based activities. In the group exercise studio you will find the very latest group exercise classes to provide members with a new challenge.
For further information visit the website here
Health Walk Start Point
Meet at the bench near Hartham Leisure Centre, Hartham Common, Hertford,SG14 1QR
walks take place on;
Alternate Sundays at 11am and 2pm. Check program for dates
Every Wednesdays at 7pm.
Walks may include steep terrain and stiles and take 60-90mins(3miles+)
For more information go to;
Small non-charge car park in the middle of the site which is accessed over a small bridge leading from Marshgate Drive. This car park contains gated vehicular access to the eastern side of the site, but there are limitations on the size of vehicle that can gain access due to the weight limits of the small bridge.
Work is now starting to redevelop the old tennis courts into two new floodlit 3rd generation artificial turf (3G) all weather mini football pitches whilst retaining one tennis court.
Follow the winding path through the Warren Woodland to discover stunning views across Hartham Common and Hertford.
Toddler Play Area
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.
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.
Close to Hertford Town Centre bus and railway stations.