Welcome to Cedars Park

and the history of Theobalds Palace


Cedars Park is a 19-acre public park in Cheshunt, Hertfordshire. Opened in 1921 and containing both historic and contemporary features, it is a popular space for local people and has held the Green Flag Award since 2009.

The park is of great historical and national importance as the site of Theobalds Palace, the favourite residence of King James I. This magnificent palace was destroyed during the English Civil War and its remains can be found in the park today.


This website has been developed by volunteers since 2019 to provide the public with useful details about Cedars Park and document the history of Theobalds Palace by creating a central information point for research.