About the Park

Mill Hill Park is one of Barnet’s premier parks, covering more than 14 hectares of mainly grass and woodland, with more that 60 different species of trees. The park also has a range of recreational facilities and so provides opportunities for activity and relaxation for all age groups. The main area lies to the east of the A1/A41 and is linked to the smaller, Flower Lane, section by an underpass.

Recreational facilities include:

  • 3 tennis courts that can be booked online here
  • A Basket Ball Court
  • A Bowling Green
  • Football and Cricket pitches
  • Enclosed playground for younger children
  • Playground area for older children
  • Outdoor gym
  • Table tennis table (bring your own bats and balls)

Amenities include:

  • Ladies’ and gentleman’s toilets
  • Disabled toilet
  • Pedestrian access is from Wise Lane, Daws Lane, Flower Lane, Watford Way and The Rise.
  • Car access is from Daws Lane and Wise Lane, with car parks at each entrance. Daws Lane is the larger of the 2 car parks. Both car parks charge for parking, but are free for the first 2 hours and on Sundays. Payment can be made via the PayByPhone app and time can be extended remotely.

Fun Facts

Celebrate with us

2022 is our 25th anniversary (The Friends of Mill Hill Park was established on February 22nd 1997).

How old is the Park?

2024 will be the centenary of the opening of Mill Hill Park.

Oldest tree

The Oldest tree in the park is a 500 years old oak.

A touch of California

There are two Sequoia (giant redwood trees), near the Wise Lane entrance to the park.

Feeling Hungry?

Want something different? Mill Hill Park Café offers Middle Eastern food, with vegetarian options. Alternatively you can just enjoy a cup of tea, a muffin or an ice cream.

Fancy an evening out?

You don’t need to travel into the centre of town – you can enjoy our Theatre in the Park each summer, just bring a rug and a picnic.

The Ghost of Nan Clark

It is said that around the year 1700, Nan Clark was working in a local Mill Hill alehouse when someone, probably her lover, dragged her outside and down the nearby Lane and murdered her. The Lane is now called Nan Clark’s Lane and her ghost is said to haunt Mill Hill Village, particularly the Rising Sun pub – but you are safe in Mill Hill Park, she has never been seen there!