Aberford Park was bought in 1888 for £3,257 and has been developed extensively since. The main feature is the lake system which collects all the surface water from the local area and, together with banks and fountains, provides a home to many varieties of water fowl and wildlife.
The tree avenue leading to Croxdale Road was planted by local school children with each tree representing a school in Borehamwood.
The park is often used as a backing set for television programmes, and has been used in the past for EastEnders and Grange Hill.
It is looked after by the Borehamwood Four Parks Friends Association and has won a Green Flag award every year since 2008.
There are two children’s play areas, along with a skatepark and ‘extreme’ sport area and a sensory play can be found behind the Community Centre with a nest swing, bridge, tunnel and maze.
A multi-sports court area, near the lake, is marked out for street hockey and basketball. Regular graffiti projects are carried out on the court walls.