Open all year. Toilets are open April to October 7am-9pm, November to March 7am-4pm
Potters Bar main park. 6.2ha with 4 routes and 3 Points of Interest
Health Walk Start Point
Meet every Monday at 11am for our easiest walk, its 20 - 30 minutes long on flat and even ground at a gentle pace, no stiles with regular stopping places
To find out when you can get involved check out the Health walks website;
Toddler Play Area
Fenced play for children up to the age of 8 with the following equipment;-
Site of historical interest
This evergreen coniter is also referred to as the "Californian Big Tree" and, as the name suggests, can grow to quite a height in its native home (over 110 metres) and can live for over 3,000 years. Here in the UK it can reach 45 metres. It has a "Spire" like form. The cones can take up to 2 years to mature. The scale - like leaves have a strong aniseed smell when crushed. The bark is pinkish- brown and develops ridges as it ages.
Oakmere Park was once the grounds to Oakmere House which is now operated as a restaurant and public house and provides a welcoming retreat with pleasing views across the park.
The classic 19th century layout of the park with lakes and specimen trees is still largely intact, although the grand entrance lodges and sweeping carriage way have been removed.
The park has a lot of history attached to it. On the night of 1 October 1916, a 'Super Zeppelin' was shot down over the park by Second-Lieutenant WJ Tempest. The road that borders the park was named Tempest Avenue in his honour. The Zeppelin crashed onto an oak tree to the east of the park the pilot and all his crew were killed.
Events are a major feature of the park.
Distance 1 km
Steps taken 1285
Distance 0.6 km
Steps taken 741
Distance 0.8 km
Steps taken 1035
Buses PB1,84, 242, 302, 312, 398, 610, 611 & 841 all stop on the High Street
Potters Bar station is approximately 15 minute walk away.
No cycle parking facilities available.