Rothamsted Park

Rothamsted Park, Harpenden

Rothamsted Park covers an area of 56 acres and is located close to Harpenden town centre. It is adjacent to the world famous Rothamsted Experimental Research Centre. Whilst the park includes a sports centre, a paddling pool and an indoor swimming pool, the park is much loved for its wide open spaces which provide opportunities for walking and general relaxation. There is a very popular children’s play area, and the District’s only purpose built skateboard park.

In 1938 the Harpenden Urban District Council purchased the land now known as Rothamsted Park, in order to provide playing fields and to preserve an important open space. The park still provides this function today, with wide open spaces combined with football and cricket pitches, tennis and netball courts, a children’s play area and a skateboard park. During the summer the park hosts the May Carnival and the Highland Gathering.

  • 5 a-side football court (outdoor and floodlit)
  • Adult football pitches
  • Artificial sports surface
  • BBQ area
  • Children’s play area
  • Disabled parking
  • G3 Sports Courts
  • Junior Football Pitches
  • On site parking
  • Outdoor paddling pool
  • Skateboard park
  • Sports/leisure facilities
  • Tennis courts
  • Toilets in Harpenden Sports Centre
  • Wildlife meadows
  • Sports pavilion & changing rooms

The park hosts a number of events throughout the year, including: - Harpenden Carnival in May
- Highland Gathering in July
Leisure facilities Both Harpenden Swimming Pool and Harpenden Leisure Centre are situated in Rothamsted Park:
Address and contact details
Amenbury Lane, Harpenden
Postcode: AL5 2EF
Tel: 01727 819366

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