Gadebridge Park attractions

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Most playgrounds across the borough are currently open. 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.

Splash park

Gadebridge Splash Park is now open. Sessions must be booked in advance for a maximum of four children aged 12 and under per booking (adults accompanying children do not need to book). To book a session, please use the link below:

Book a Splash Park session now 

You will need to show your booking confirmation email on entry.

We have now increased the maximum number of children from 50 to 100 per two-hour sessions. To accommodate as many visitors as possible, the opening hours will run every day from:

  • 9am - 11am
  • Midday - 2pm
  • 3pm - 5pm.

There will be an hour break between each session to allow for essential cleaning to be carried out.

The Splash Park will close for the season at 5pm on Sunday 3 October 2021.

Frequently asked questions

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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
  • Please sanitise on entry

Play area

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.

Skate park

In response to Government COVID-19 guidance, the skate park is now closed until further notice. We're sorry for any disappointment caused.

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.

  • Gadebridge Park outdoor gym
  • Gadebridge Park outdoor gym bike
  • Gadebridge splash park
  • Gadebridge Park play area
  • Gadebridge Park cycle path
  • Gadebridge Park play area
  • The skate park in Gadebridge park in the autumn
  • A boy on his BMX bike doing a bunny hop at Gadebridge Park skate park

Warning signCoronavirus (COVID-19): Our Customer Service team is offering pre-booked appointments at the Forum in Hemel Hempstead for queries that cannot be dealt with over the telephone or online. To book, call 01442 228000. We continue to provide a full range of services online and via telephone. For council service updates and other advice, please see our COVID-19 page×