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Verulamium Park St Albans

Posted March 25th 2020

Verulamium Park St Albans is a fantastic resource to the city of St Albans. If parks and green spaces are important to you in a house search then you will be delighted by what is available in St Albans. The City and District of St Albans maintain around 75 parks, open spaces and play areas across the District. Their green assets, including parks, play areas and nature conservation sites all of which are a great place to relax and unwind with the whole family.

The St Albans District Parks and Open Spaces teamwork with the Hertfordshire CC Countryside management team and the many 'Friends' and volunteer groups to maintain and improve the quality of local parks and open spaces in St Albans. 

Verulamium Park is the jewel in the crown of St Alban's parks. It is made up of 100 acres of parkland close to the city centre. It was named after the Roman City of Verulamium on which it stands. The City walls and outline of the London Gate can still be seen and the Verulamium Museum displays hundreds of objects excavated from the grounds that now form the famous St Albans park. In 1923 the site was the first of its kind in the country to be listed as a Scheduled Ancient Monument and is now protected under law. 

A main feature of the Park is the ornamental lake that you can stroll around. The lake is home to a wealth of water birds and Heron Island supports one of the few heronries in Hertfordshire. The River Ver also flows through the park it is a rare chalk stream fed from an underground lake called an aquifer. In addition to the ornamental lakes and the River Ver, wildlife habitats are enhanced through the use of trees and meadows in Verulamium Park in St Albans, all-important for insects, birds and bats.