Gadebridge Park attractions
Following the Government announcement in June, most playgrounds across the borough reopened on Saturday 4 July 2020. Please note that some facilities, such as public toilets, may not be open at all sites. Please adhere to the signs and instructions at playgrounds, and keep to the social-distancing guidelines.
Gadebridge Park sits between Hemel Hempstead Old Town and the Leighton Buzzard Road. See a map of the park.
Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, and the impact from lockdown, the splash park will remain closed for the rest of this season (May to September 2020). We’re sorry for any disappointment this may cause, and look forward to welcoming you back in May 2021. Other facilities within the park, including the interactive play area, are open for use.
Splash park rules
So everyone can enjoy the splash park, please familiarise yourself with the splash park rules:
- Please watch your children at all times. Your child’s safety is your responsibility
- All children under the age of 10 must have adult supervision
- Babies and toddlers must wear swim nappies
- Please do not jump from the steps
- Do not take food or drink on to the splash pad
- Unruly behaviour and foul language will not be tolerated
- You are advised to wear aqua shoes in this area
- No smoking or vaping
- No glass
- No running
- No bicycles, scooters, skateboards or skates
- No pets
Gadebridge Park has a large interactive play area suitable for a wide age range. It boasts a host of features, including climbing frames, slides, swings and balance beams, and can be found next to the splash park. The play area also has inclusive equipment, with wheelchair access to the sand pit.
Outdoor fitness centre
The park has an outdoor gym featuring a range of fitness equipment, including exercise bikes, cross trainers and weights. The gym was installed by Henkel using recycled aerosol cans.
Located by the car park off the Leighton Buzzard Road, the skate park is equipped with five quarter pipes, a jump box, volcano, half pyramid, grind box, midi ramp and a grind rail.
For more information, please visit our public toilets page.
Cycle paths and walks
Cycle paths run along the main drive from Queensway (Bury Lodge entrance) to Piccotts End Road and through to the Leighton Buzzard Road underpass.
The Countryside Management Service (CMS) has devised a 5km (three-mile) walk through Gadebridge Park, up the Nickey Line to Howe Grove Wood and back. For more information, visit the Countryside Management Service website.
Boot camps and commercial fitness trainers
At present, we haven't authorised any personal trainers or boot camps to use Council land for commercial training classes. Those that do so are using the land without consent.