Purchased in 1929 from the Earl of Verulam, and named after the Roman city on which it stands, this 100-acre park has year-round historic, cultural and sporting attractions, including Verulamium Museum, the Abbey Theatre and Westminster Lodge Leisure Centre.
Its central ornamental lake is home to remote control boating enthusiasts, a heronry and a wide range of waterbirds, including coots, moorhens and pochards. Water voles and rabbits live in and alongside the river Ver.
A popular place for a leisurely walk, the park also has a 9 hole golf course, tennis courts, crazy golf, a basketball/netball court, the 'adizone' outdoor gym and sports pitches with changing facilities. Sports enthusiasts can enjoy the swimming pool, gym and athletics track at Westminster Lodge. The children's playground is a popular place for little ones to climb, swing and slide before cooling off in the splash park (May to September).
Refreshments are available from two cafés: Inn on the Park and the Westminster Lodge cafeteria, as well as ice cream stands during the summer months.
The local voluntary group Friends of Verulamium Park help to support, preserve and promote the park. See their website for news, talks and special events.