Events

 Conservation Tasks 2022

Help us support and improve the biodiversity and habitat of Castle Park. To find out more and how to get involved contact focp.conservation@gmail.com.

Please complete the Volunteer Disclaimer form and send to focp.conservation@gmail.com.
September – Riverfly monitoring
October – Nettle clearing 
November – Clearing of the mound
December – TBC

Events 2022

Castle Park’s Heritage Day – Postponed
In light of the sad passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the Castle Park Heritage Day was postponed as a mark of respect. We are working on trying to run the event later in the year and will publish further details of this in due course.

Fungi in the Park – Friday 28th October, 10.30am to 12.00pm.  
Autumn is the time for seeing fungi growing in the park.  See how many different kinds we can find and help us to identify them! Suitable for all the family.

Tidy up the Castle Mound – Saturday 26th November, 10.30am to 12.00pm.
Join us for a litter pick and some vegetation clearance. Followed by lunch/drink in The Star. 

Friends of Castle Park Meetings

The Friends of Castle Park meet every three months to discuss the direction of the group and opportunities. The meetings are usually held from 7pm – 8.30pm at Bishops Stortford Town Council Chambers, Windhill, CM23 2ND. Currently meetings are being held via Zoom. We welcome everyone who has an interest in their local park and community, so come along and say hello!

Meeting dates for 2022 are:

  • March 1st
  • June 7th 
  • September 6th
  • December 6th (AGM)

Regular Events

HSBC Breeze Rides (British Cycling) COMING SOON!!!

Parkrun – FREE, timed, 5 km run, jog or walk, every Saturday morning at 09.00am.  Meet at the bandstand 8.50am for a briefing. You need to have registered with Parkrun beforehand and receive your barcode! For further information: Castle Park Parkrun.

Riverfly Monitoring – This is a monthly occurrence, to find out more please email Anne Brolly.

Health Walks – FREE, led walks, every Friday, helping everyone get outdoors, get more active and reap the benefits.  First steps at 10.15 (20 min), Grade 1 at 11.00 (30 min, about 1.5 miles) and Grade 2 (45 min, about 2 miles).  Meet at the entrance to Castle Park by the Link Road car park.  For further information: Hertfordshire Health Walks.

NCT Walk and Talk – Weekly walk and talk sessions at Castle Park. These events are for local parents and carers to meet and get some fresh air whilst having a much-needed natter! Find out more here.

We regularly update our events page and if you see something you are interested in and would like further information, please do not hesitate to contact us via our contact page or email us at committee@friendsofcastlepark.net.