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Parks and Gardens

Parks and Gardens

The most visited park is the Verulamium Park (100 acres of parkland with a lake, café, pub and playground) and Victorian Clarence Park, presented to the people in 1894 by John Maple. The famous National Rose Gardens are located on the city outskirts.

Upcoming events at Highfield Park

Highfield Park is a popular leisure area to the west of the City. Here is a list of upcoming events at the Park in 2009

Get ready for the 29th St Albans Half Marathon!

Fancy-dress, fun characters, free ice-cream, free T-Shirts and medals for the children, are all part of the day. From the age of 6 months to eighty, all ages turn up and simply have fun! This annual event takes place on Sunday 13th June 2010 and includes the 5k run, 1.5 mile Fun Run, Walking Half marathon and Healthy Hearts Jog.

Fireworks 7th November in Verulamium Park

I love fireworks, simple as that. I can't get enough of them and the annual display at Verulamium Park is always excellent. Luck favoured the brave and the evening was still and crisp. The rain held off till later in the evening allowing for one of my favourite displays for some years.

St Albans Half Marathon Event 2009 – a huge success!

Every year in St Albans, there is one event that truly captures the special family atmosphere that is unique to this city! This event has taken place for the past 28 years and it’s known fondly as the St Albans Half Marathon which comprises of the Children’s Fun Run, the Half Marathon, 5K run and a Healthy Hearts jog.

Run, Jog or Walk – The St Albans Half Marathon 2011

It's that active time of year again and both the Willow Foundation (special days for seriously ill 16-40 yr olds) and Every-Man Campaign (stamping our male cancer) hope that the event will be as successful as ever.

A sunny day in the park

Yesterday, as I wandered across the Verulamium with two of my children, I wanted to photograph so many aspects of it; the scene of the lake with its swans, the River Ver, the ancient Fighting Cocks Pub, the rise up to the truly magnificent Cathedral (Abbey) of St Albans!

Friends of Verulamium Park

Local group, the Friends of Verulamium Park is doing great working in preserving and maintaining the biggest park in St. Albans

2010 Summer Fun for St Albans Kids

Calling all St Albans parents! The schools are about to set your treasured children free for six weeks. If you want some ideas on where to release some kid-energy, read on;

What’s on for the family in February

February's weather is cold and dull but there is plenty on in this city for the family to get out and enjoy. Here are just a few examples but follow the links to find out lots more about each venue.

Laughs in the Park 2011

St. Albans is rapidly acquiring a reputuation as a good venue for comedy gigs. The Alban Arena frequently gets national names to visit and perform. We now even have our very own comedy 'festival' annually, with Laughs in the Park. Now I wouldn't say it is anywhere near Glastonbury's exalted position in the national psyche, but as it's only the second year of existence, it still has time.

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Wilco Johnson Band and Glenn Tilbrook at the Alban Arena March...

The Alban Arena is a venue with a rich history of welcoming touring acts, some of which have gone on to world-wide fame - such as Dire Straits, who played there in 1978. I saw the legendary Rory Gallagher there in 1988, more recently The Waterboys and The Gorillaz have graced the stage. It is maybe a sign of the times that more tribute bands than original artists perform there these days. So when two of the UKs most respected musical artists were coming to the Alban Arena it was likely to be an evening not to be missed!