Gadebridge Park

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Gadebridge Park
Gadebridge Park - geograph.org.uk - 1514371.jpg
TypePark
LocationHemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, England
Coordinates51°45′43″N 0°28′41″W / 51.762°N 0.478°W / 51.762; -0.478Coordinates: 51°45′43″N 0°28′41″W / 51.762°N 0.478°W / 51.762; -0.478
Area32 hectares
OpenAll year
WebsiteOfficial website
The listed bridge

Gadebridge Park is an urban park in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, England.[1]

History[edit]

The first reference to a building on the land is in 1289 when there was a house called Burymilne. Before 1539 the land was the home of the Waterhouse family. Richard Combes inherited the land and built another house which remained in place until 1790.[2]

Facilities[edit]

There is a seasonal splash park, two children's play areas, a skate park, cycling and walking paths, and an outdoor gym.[3] The area covered is around 32 hectares.[1] Gadebridge parkrun, a free weekly timed 5k event takes place in the park each Saturday morning at 9am.[4]

Landmarks[edit]

The park contains a Roman villa which is a listed ancient monument.[5] There is also a bridge over the River Gade which is Grade II listed with Historic England.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Gadebridge Park". www.dacorum.gov.uk.
  2. ^ "Historic Gadebridge Park". www.dacorum.gov.uk.
  3. ^ "Gadebridge Park attractions". www.dacorum.gov.uk.
  4. ^ "Course - Gadebridge parkrun". www.parkrun.org.uk.
  5. ^ England, Historic. "Gadebridge Roman villa, Dacorum - 1015577". historicengland.org.uk.
  6. ^ England, Historic. "Bridge over River Gade, Dacorum - 1342170". historicengland.org.uk.