Parks and Open Spaces

fotolia-103386138-xs.jpg web-image-birdie-copy-copy.jpg

Explore - Discover - Learn

There is something for everyone in Three Rivers

Within Three Rivers there are large areas of public open space including parks, woodlands, country parks, local nature reserves, play areas, skate parks, outside gyms, commons and heathland. 

There are also excellent facilities for outdoor sports in all areas of the District including full size sports pitches, bowling greens, tennis courts and 5-a-side multi-sports areas.

Have a look at our i-explore map and our Leisure and Culture Page for more details on what Three Rivers has to offer, whether you live, work or are visiting Three Rivers.

We are sure you will find a space to either be active, be entertained or be in a beautiful quiet place! Find out all you need to know about the parks and open spaces in Three Rivers on these pages.

What's on - outdoor activities

Three Rivers District Council organise various outdoor activities at parks and open spaces across Three Rivers.

welly-walk.jpg web-image-fotolia-100664116-l-copy.jpg web-image-fotolia-91594418-m-copy.jpg

Enjoying our parks and open spaces

rickmansworth-aquadrome-bury-lake.jpg 14 Parks and open spaces Enjoy.JPG Chorleywood House 010.jpg leavesden-country-park-web.jpg

Countryside Management Service

The Countryside Management Service works with communities in Hertfordshire to help them care for and enjoy the environment, providing land management advice, environmental conservation & walking opportunities in Hertfordshire. 

You can view their newsletters which are published twice a year and are full of interesting stories about the work that we do and countryside they look after. Please visit


Hertfordshire Health Walks

Hertfordshire Health Walks is a countywide initiative of free, led walks and is coordinated by Countryside Management Service (CMS). It aims to help promote walking and encourage more people (all ages, backgrounds and abilities) to get outdoors, get more active and reap the benefits. For more information, visit

Thinking of holding an event?

Sponsored Charity Fun Run. If you would like to organise an event in one of our parks or open spaces you must complete a hire of grounds form (doc). We can then advise you on availability, permissions, planning your event and ensuring everything runs smoothly.

If you are a personal trainer, fitness instructor or club (incl running and aerobic) and would like to use our parks or open spaces to hold your activity or classes then download our policy and weekly hire of grounds form. This will give you guidance on how to apply for use of our parks and open spaces.


Are you looking to film in any of the parks and open spaces in Three Rivers District then please use this form (doc) to apply for permission or if you have any queries then please contact 01923 776611. 

What do you think about your parks and open spaces? - 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.

Why not contact us to tell us what you think about our parks and open spaces on 01923 776611 or e-mail us at 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

How do you rate the information on this web page?

Smiley.png  Neutral Face.png  Sad Face.png 

Parks and Open Spaces