Restoration project

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Cedars Park has been completely revitalised since 2011.

The restoration of Cedars Park has been made possible with a £1.89 million Parks for People grant. Thanks to National Lottery players, Broxbourne Council have been able to transform the park.

As a separate donation, English Heritage kindly supplied £90,000 for the restoration of the 18th century Flint Arch.

What has been achieved?

  • Removing the Theobalds Palace scheduled monument from the Heritage at Risk Register

  • Repairing paths and derelict buildings

  • Improving car parking, café, toilets, and access for less able people

  • Uncovering, educating and showcasing more important history of the site

  • Involving local schools

  • Providing new community space and more events

  • Planting 2,500 trees and improving biodiversity

  • Developing natural play features for families (bocce, turf maze, willow tunnel)

  • Increasing volunteering

The Venusberg mound was added as part of the project.

Key stages

20 March 2007

£50,000 received to support development of Cedars Park required for the first stage of the grant application.

2007

Oxford Archaeology commissioned to carry out an Archaeological Investigation, to assist in creating a Conservation Management Plan.

September 2008

Broxbourne Council applies for the next stage of the grant.

April 2009

£173,000 received to develop the park prior to final stage.

12 October 2011

£1,897,700 received.