Leavesden Country Park



Leavesden Country Park covers an area of over 27 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.

Leavesden Country Park Greenspace Action Plan (pdf)
Final Horsefield Green Space Action Plan 2015-2025 (pdf)

Satisfaction Survey

Visitor opinions are very important to Three Rivers District Council.  Feedback helps to ensure that the Council works towards providing the quality and facilities expected by visitors.  Would you like to have your views heard?  Well now's your chance.  Complete the online Leavesden Country Park survey here and help the Council improve your local open space.  Paper copies of the survey are available upon request by phoning the Council on 01923 776611.  There is no closing date - results will be reviewed throughout the year and appropriate actions put in to place.

Facilities at Leavesden Country Park

Also located on the grounds of Leavesden Country Park is Woodlands YMCA, the new Woodlands Cafe and the Charters Health Club, consisting of a fully equipped work out facility with on site personal trainers, work out/dance studio, boxing gym, two floodlit 3G five-a-side football pitches and tennis courts.  The facility is also disability friendly and has a Hairdresser and nursery.

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What's on at Leavesden Country Park

IMG_1847.jpgIn addition, Three Rivers District Council organise various outdoor activities at parks and open spaces across Three Rivers. For activities at The Aquadrome, please visit the Community Groups and Volunteering page.

Come and join in free activities for children and young people at our PlayRangers 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. 

Nordic Walking also takes place every Friday and provide a great way to improve fitness, lose weight and tone the whole body. With beginner courses, wellbeing and workout walks there's something to suit all levels of fitness.

Leavesden Cycle Hub offers a range of facilities including servicing and repairs, bike hire, bike registering, reconditioned bike sales and cycle tuition for children and adults.

For more details, please visit the Green Our Herts website.

What people think of Leavesden Country Park

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. Leavesden Country Park Green Flag Report 2014-15 (pdf)

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 0NX.

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 Leavesden Cycle Hub or SPOKES the South West Herts Cycling Group, for maps, directions and organised cycling trips to Leavesden Country Park.

Google maps: Leavesden Country Park

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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

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