Open all year round
27 hectare country park in Abbots Langley with 15 points of interest
Leavesden Country Park covers an area of over 27 hectares and consists of walking/biking paths, a football pitch, wildlife areas, tennis courts, a children’s play area and an outdoor gym for adults.
Leavesden Country Park is located off College Road in Abbots Langley. The park is formed on the grounds originally belonging to the Leavesden Asylum and St. Pancras Orphanage. The asylum and the orphanage were both constructed in 1868 and continued in various forms until 1995. Two of the original hospital buildings can still be seen from the north side of the park, which consists of two children's play areas, three football pitches, an adult outdoor gym, a BMX track and over 20 acres of woodland area. The south side comprises of about 50 acres of typical English parkland along with a variety of apple trees, a pergola and the largest Monkey Puzzle tree in Hertfordshire.
A successful National Lottery Heritage Fund bid has seen a number of improvements to the park. Visit the website below to find out more.
Visitor opinions are very important to Three Rivers District Council. Feedback helps to ensure that the Council works towards providing the quality and facilities expected by visitors. Would you like to have your views heard? Well now's your chance. Complete the online Leavesden Country Park survey here and help the Council improve your local open space. Paper copies of the survey are available upon request by phoning the Council on 01923 776611. There is no closing date - results will be reviewed throughout the year and appropriate actions put in to place.
By car: from the M25 exit at junction 19. Take the first exit (A41) signposted Hemel Hempstead. At the traffic lights turn right on to Bridge Road and continue on until it becomes Hunton Bridge Road and eventually Southway. At the roundabout take the first exit on to Langley Lane. At the next roundabout take the second exit on to College Road and the park entrance is on your left.
Car parking is available next to Woodlands YMCA. The nearest postcode to the car park is WD5 0NX. Directions here
There are regular buses along White Hill from Harefield and Northwood. Contact Traveline on 0871 2002233 or visit www.intalink.org.uk
The 320 bus goes from Maple Cross through Mill End, Rickmansworth, Croxley Green, Watford, Garston and Woodside to Abbots Langley. Ask the driver to get off at College Road, just after Tesco Express.
Contact SPOKES the South West Herts Cycling Group, for maps, directions and organised cycling trips to Leavesden Country Park