Park View, Hoddesdon
The park is set on a gentle hillside which leads down to an
ornamental lake. This rolling landscape of grassland is
broken up by areas of densely planted trees and part of the site is
managed as a wildflower meadow with grasses and sedges that are
tolerant of the moist conditions.
Adjoining Barclay Park is Cock Lane Open Space, a large informal
area of grassland and woods, managed by the Hoddesdon
Trustees. The total area of the park is 18.3 acres and
facilities include car parking, picnic tables, a duck pond,
toilets, easy access pathway and play equipment. Community events,
such as Easter egg hunts, take place in the park.
The Friends of Barclay Park
The Friends of Barclay Park is an action group of regular park
users who act as eyes and ears for the park manager, as well as
providing support for community events and conservation activities.
It is free to join and requires no obligation. Friends receive
regular updates on park activity and can attend the meetings. For
more information about joining the group, you can e-mail the
chairman, Mike Vaughan at firstname.lastname@example.org, the
park manager at email@example.com or
telephone 01992 785555 ext 5907.
Minutes of Nov 2012
Minutes of 2012 AGM
of February 2013 meeting
Barclay Park Lake Restoration project
Health walks at Barclay Park
A new health walking initiative has started at Barclay Park.
Health walks are short, regular walks, focussing on the health
benefits of outdoor walking.
The programme is co-ordinated by the Borough Council and
supported by the Countryside Management Service with the objective
of helping people to get outdoors and be more active.
The health walks have a regular timetable which
follows routes of varying lengths in the park and surrounding
areas. The routes are graded so walkers will have an idea of
what to expect and can choose walks to suit their own needs.
The walks were launched in spring 2009 and we are now looking
for additional volunteers to help lead them. Volunteers will
receive free, certified training. For more information please
visit our health walks page.