Minds, Movies and Machines

Three Rivers District Council and Abbots Langley Parish Council are working in partnership for facilities improvements and increased activities in Leavesden Country Park, for the whole community.

The Minds, Movies and Machines project is part of the larger Abbots Langley Leisure Project. Details of this can also be found on the Abbots Langley Leisure Project webpage.

For enquiries about the Minds, Movies and Machines Initiative Please contact us .


Project Plans

The following documents show and outline of how the plans have been formed from the identified priorities, into deliverable projects.  

(NB: The images shown are for illustrative purposes only. All sculptures will be designed through community workshops. The Performance Space is anticipated to be made using boulders and will be sympathetic to the natural environment, not as displayed.)

Minds, Movies and Machines (pdf)

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 Minds, Movies and Machines (Project D) -  A Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) bid is in preparation to enhance the project funding. Key partners have been met with to form working partnerships.



We are in the process of working on a bid to the Heritage Lottery fund for Spring 2016. We will then look to have consultations and begin the workshops with the local community to gain the social history of the area.


Consultations will take place on the proposed facilities within Leavesden Country Park. We will advise the public of the progress of the project. Watch this space for further consultation or update news.


What are the plans for Leavesden Country Park?

The vision for the park is to collaboratively create a heritage trail of ten statement sculptures, including an outdoor performance space, through the park to celebrate and recognise the Hospital,  the history of aviation and the story of Leavesden Film Studios.

How will the plans at Leavesden Country Park be achieved and what will we see there?

It will be a phased approach to minimise disruption to current users of the park and local residents.

We are working with a range of key partners to ensure that a wide range of the local community can have input into the designs that will be in the park.

Heritage Trail

  • Demonstrations, workshops and community activities with the artists to develop the art work before, during and after installation
  • Health Walks, exercise sessions and guided walks with local historical groups
  • Memory and reminiscent sessions with partner community organisations

 Performance space

  • Community activities, including seasonal celebrations
  • Arts programme through the school holidays
  • Community theatre groups, schools and musicians
  • Park Ranger and Play Ranger activities to use the performance space as an activity base

Heritage Wildlife Centre

  • Guided walks and activities with the Countryside Management Service
  • Park Ranger and historians 
  • Woodland school activities led from the Centre
  • Meeting place and hub for ‘The Friends of’ group
  • Provision of interpretation boards explaining the history of the site for all visitors.


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