We Did It!

Photograph of a banner stating We Did it!

We’re thrilled to announce that we have met our fundraising target! We have raised £70,000 from a combination of a substantial grant from the Veolia Environmental Trust and donations from the generous local community and the project has sufficient funds to proceed. Thank you, to everyone who donated and supported us and the many people who completed our surveys.

Following a successful tendering process, which was fully informed by the community feedback gathered from our surveys, a design has been selected and work on the your new play area will begin in the new year. In the meantime, you can see the design in the gallery below.

Your New Play Area – The Design

Who We Are

Clarence Play is a local charity and community group that’s aiming to raise money to help redesign and rebuild the playground at Clarence Park, St Albans.

The group was set up by a team of passionate local residents, with the support of St Albans District Council, with an ambition to create a fun, innovative and inspirational play area for all children in St Albans.

Our Aim

Clarence playground is much loved by so many children and adults alike. Set in the beautiful grounds of Clarence Park, it’s used throughout the year, come rain or shine, giving the children of St. Albans hours of fun whether building sandcastles in the sandpit, honing their skills on the monkey bars or travelling somewhere wonderful on the horse and cart.

The equipment in the playground is over 20 years old and has provided thousands of hours of fun for thousands of children. However it’s now in need of updating, so that it continues to provide children the much needed outdoor space to learn, have fun, make friends and let their imagination grow.

We also want to build a play space that can be accessed by all, an inclusive play area for everyone. The play area will be designed by you and your children.

Mailing List

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Contact Us

If you’d like to get involved or find out more about Clarence Play, or tell us what you’d like to see in the new playground, please send us an email.