Gadebridge Park attractions

Gadebridge Park sits between Hemel Hempstead Old Town and the Leighton Buzzard Road. See a map of the park.

Splash park - opening Saturday 28 July at 2pm

Gadebridge Splash Park is about to conjure up a whole summer of fun in Hemel Hempstead when it opens to the public for the first time on Saturday 28 July.

Local magician Martin Rees (who featured on this year’s Britain’s Got Talent) will be debuting a wonderfully wet magic trick at the splash park as part of the opening event at 2pm. The splash park will then be open to the public from approximately 2.15pm.

Visitors to Gadebridge Park during the opening day will also be able to enjoy free inflatable fun and music from Radio Dacorum.

Gadebridge Splash Park will be open every day from 10am to 6pm until September. We have also opened new additional, seasonal toilets and a kiosk, which will serve refreshments for visitors. The new facilities are located next to the splash park. 

Play areas

We currently have two play areas in Gadebridge Park. The first is located next to the Queensway car park and offers a wide range of equipment designed for children and young people aged from 2 to 15 years.

Our second play area, and latest addition, can be found next to the splash park. It boasts a host of features, including climbing frames, slides, swings and balance beams.

Skate park

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 splash park
  • Gadebridge Park play area
  • Gadebridge Park cycle path
  • Gadebridge Park play area
  • 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