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Oakmere Park

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

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Health Walk Start Point

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;

https://www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/walkfinder/east-england/hertsmere-health-walks

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Play Area

Toddler Play Area

Fenced play for children up to the age of 8 with the following equipment;-

  • Toddler Multi-Play / Platform Slide
  • 4 Cradle swings (Toddler)
  • 2 Flat swings
  • Balance Beams, Wobble log & Rubber Stepping Stones
  • Tunnel
  • Talk tube
  • Toucan Springer
  • Duck Springer
  • Gondola Rocker
  • Play Car
  • Roundabout
  • Multi-Play

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Wellingtonia

Wellingtonia

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.

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Park Information

IN THE LIGHT OF GOVERNMENT GUIDANCE AROUND CORONAVIRUS, PLEASE USE THE PLAY AREAS, SPORTS COURTS AND FIXED GYM EQUIPMENT IN A SAFE AND RESPONSIBLE MANNER AND IN LINE WITH ONSITE NOTICES.  THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION.

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.

 

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On Site Facilities

  • Car Park (Free)Car Park (Free) icon
  • Car Park (Pay & Display)Car Park (Pay & Display) 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
  • ToiletsToilets icon

Park Routes

1km run

Distance 1 km
Waymarked
Steps taken 1285

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History Trail

Distance 0.6 km
Steps taken 741

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Oakmere and Parkfield Tree Trail

Distance 0.8 km
Waymarked
Steps taken 1035

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How to get here

Parking:

Pay and Display car park of Salisbury Close. Directions here

 


Public Transport Information:

Buses PB1,84, 242, 302, 312, 398, 610, 611 & 841 all stop on the High Street

Potters Bar station is aproximately 15 minute walk away.

For more information on public transport visit www.intalink.org.uk/timetables or www.nationalrail.co.uk


Cycling:

No cycle parking facilities available.


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