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Welcome to the Friends of Castle Park website, a hub for news, activities and events in your local park. We will be following the exciting progress of the Castle Park Project as it transforms in to the ultimate community park supported by The National Lottery Heritage Fund.

In 2017, an initial £250,000 was awarded through the Parks for People Programme (The National Lottery Heritage Fund). This enabled East Herts Council and their partners, Bishops Stortford Town Council and the Countryside Management Service to develop detailed plans to enhance and improve Castle Park.

Early in 2019 we were delighted to receive a grant of £1.9m, awarded by The National Lottery Heritage Fund for the project. Vast improvements are planned to ensure accessibility, diversity and community engagement, whilst raising awareness and interest in the rich heritage of Castle Park.

The Friends of Castle Park are always looking for new members – get in touch if you are interested in joining

There are multiple activities as part of the project and something for everyone to participate in and enjoy. There are currently four annual events:

  • Wellbeing Triathlon
  • Goodness in the Park
  • Wildlife Day
  • Heritage Day

The Friends of Castle Park would be delighted to receive new ideas and are open to adding monthly events to the calendar as well as larger annual events.