Leavesden Country Park


Leavesden Country Park covers an area of over 18.5 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.

Public footpaths surround the park and lead on to such communities as Abbots Langley, Bedmond, Garston and Kings Langley.

The park is steeped in history for more details, please visit green our herts website.

Also located on the grounds of Leavesden Country Park is Woodlands YMCA and the Charters Health Club, consisting of a fully equipped work out facility with on site personal trainers, work out/dance studio and a boxing gym.

For more details, please vist the Green Our Herts website, or visit Our Climate is Changing to view an interactive map of Leavesden Country Park.

What's on at Leavesden Country Park?  

Join us for guided walks to discover our local wildlife in their natural habitat.

We will have bat detectors for you to use on our Bat Walks and special 'catch and release' vessels on our Wildlife Walks so you can see smaller creatures up close!

The Park Ranger will be on hand to help identify the wildlife we encountre and explain their important role in the biodiversity of our green spaces.

We always meet by the children's play area.

All ages welcome, but children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

BOOKING ESSENTIAL - Please call 01923 776611

For more details, please see the attached flyers.  

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Play Rangers at Leavesden Country Park

Come and join in free activities for children and young people at our Play Ranger project based in Leavesden.

Activities will encourage children to have fun, make decisions about their play and get dirty whilst taking part in traditional activities.

Regiment Fitness hold fun, equipment based training sessions which cater to YOU no matter what your shape, size or level of fitness. They provide a complete workout and will build up your stamina, strength & general fitness. For more details, please visit: http://www.regimentfitness.co.uk/locations/leavesden-country-park-abbots-langley/

What people think of Leavesden Country Park

Each year Three Rivers District Council carries out a survey of the users of Leavesden Country Park. You can download the 2014 results here:

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The Green Flag Award is the national standard for parks and green spaces in England and Wales. The award scheme began in 1996 as a means of recognising and rewarding the best green spaces in the country.

Find out why Green Flag judges rate this reserve as such a special place below:

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How to get there?

Leavesden Country Park is located 4.8km north of Watford, on College Road, in Abbots Langley and is part of the grounds which was originally the site of the Leavesden Asylum erected in 1868.

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 0GN.

Cyclists at Leavesden Country Park.By bus: 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 Metro.

By bike: Contact SPOKES the South West Herts Cycling Group, for maps, directions and organised cycling trips to Leavesden Country Park.

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Friends of Leavesden Country Park

walkingThree Rivers District Council is in the process of organising a friends of group to help and have input into the future development and use of Leavesden Country Park.

If you would be interested in joining the Friends of Leavesden Country Park contact the Park Ranger, Damien Weller on 01923 776611 or by e-mailing leisure@threerivers.gov.uk.

Filming and events

Leavesden Country Park is regularly used for a range of events, including photo shoots, as a filming location, for outdoor keep fit classes and much more.

If you would like to hire this beautiful park for an event please contact leisure@threerivers.gov.uk or call 01923 776611 for further information.

Share your views

Three Rivers District Council is not only responsible for the management of our parks and open spaces, we see ourselves as guardians who promote, conserve and enhance our natural heritage, for future generations.
As part of our management role, we want to make sure that we are meeting the needs of our residents.

Are we providing what you need from our parks and open spaces?

Are we providing what you need from our parks and open spaces?

Each year Three Rivers District Council carries out a survey of the users of our parks and open spaces but we may not get the opportunity to speak to everyone.

Why not contact us to tell us what you think about our parks and open spaces on 01923 776611 or e-mail us at leisure@threerivers.gov.uk.

If you have enjoyed a particularly beautiful walk, cycle or hack through our picturesque countryside, parks or open spaces, then send them to us so that we can share them with everyone. Send your images to leisure@threerivers.gov.uk.

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