Cedars Park

Steeped in history, the park was once the site of Theobalds Palace, a favoured residence of James I. Queen Elizabeth I also visited Theobalds many times during her reign. The park was given to the Borough in 1919 and today offers a scheduled ancient monument, woodland walks, formal gardens, play maze, ponds, pets' corner, play trail, an arboretum and a conservation area. The park covers over 19 acres and was awarded Green Flag status again in 2014.

Broxbourne Council has successfully applied for a £1.89 million grant from the Heritage Lottery and Big Lottery Parks for People programme, to protect, conserve and improve Cedars Park for the borough’s residents. 


New guidebook on sale now

A guidebook with stunning historical facts about Cedars Park is now on sale at Cedars Park café.  Theobalds Palace once stood on the site of Cedars Park and was King James I’s favourite residence. The booklet illustrates what Theobalds Palace looked like, and reveals other interesting facts about life at the court. The book explains features in the royal park such as details about the maze, and Venusberg, which have been recreated in the present park as part of the recent restoration project. The 28 page guidebook is on sale for £5 in the café in the park, and includes a map, historical images and pictures of the present day park. 

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