Aberford Park

Park in/near Borehamwood, existing between 1952 and now

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Aberford Park lies in Brook Road, Borehamwood.

Aberford Park lake
The land that become the park was bought by the local authority in stages from 1888. It lies on the route of a stream - Tykes Water.

Just after the Great War, the area that would later become the park was turned into a sewage works. By the 1940/50s it was out of use and the area was used for landfill.

Due to the building of the Borehamwood estate, Tykes Water was culverted and Aberford Lake created - a damned tributary to Tykes Water. It allows surface water to be collected and drained from the local area.

As Aberford Park was designated, a tree avenue leading to Croxdale Road was planted by local school children - each tree represents Borehamwood school.

There are two children's play areas, along with a skate park and 'extreme' sports area as well as a sensory play. Graffiti projects are carried out on the walls of the multi sports area.

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Aberford Park lake
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Borehamwood is a town of approximately 30 000 residents in southern Hertfordshire, just outside London, and part of the London commuter belt.

Borehamwood, more commonly called Boreham Wood before the LCC estate was built, is part of the borough of Hertsmere. The town is often associated with the nearby village Elstree (being part of the ancient parish of Elstree), the two still share a local council, now called the Elstree and Borehamwood Town Council.

The A1 passes just to the east of the town, and the M25 passes about two miles north of it.

Since the 1920s, the town has been the location of several film studios. The former British National Studios on Clarendon Road are now the BBC’s Elstree Television Studios. One of BBC’s popular soaps, EastEnders, is produced at the BBC studios, as well as popular medical drama Holby City. ’Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?’, ’Big Brother’ and major feature films are filmed at the Elstree Studios in Shenley Road.
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