Lakes, green parkland, children’s play equipment and sports facilities. An oasis of calm, bird watching, icecreams and nature a short walk from St Albans City Centre.
In 1923 the site was the first of its kind in the country to be listed as a Scheduled Ancient Monument and is now protected under law. Visit Verulamium Museum with its hands-on discovery areas and hundreds of remarkable objects to learn about everyday Roman life in this major Roman City.
A main feature of the Park is the ornamental lake. Construction started on this project during 1929 and gave much needed work to the unemployed during the Depression. Take a leisurely stroll around the lake or alongside the River Ver which is part of the Ver River Trail. The lake is home to a wealth of water birds and Heron Island supports one of the few heronries in Hertfordshire.
The River Ver that flows through the park is a rare chalk stream fed from an underground lake called an aquifer. In addition to the ornamental lakes and the River Ver, wildlife habitats are enhanced through the use of trees and meadows, which are important for insects, birds and bats. From the Park admire the magnificent view of the Cathedral and Abbey Church, construction of which started in 1077. It is said to be located on the site of St Alban’s execution.
To see a map of the park Click Here.
The park hosts a number of events throughout the year, including:
Particular amenities include:
Toddler splash park open from early May to mid September.
Car parking is available at Westminster Lodge Leisure Centre or St Michael’s Village.
For access information, visit AccessAble.