General Description
Background Information: Originally built in 1850 as a school, Park Hall was for many years allowed to deteriorate and consequently its use as a community building was diminished.  In 1988 there was a proposal to demolish it and to sell the land, but because of the historic importance to Harpenden this proposal was rejected and instead the District Council placed a Conservation Order on the building.  In 1994 Harpenden Town Council secured a lease for it to be used as a community hall and in 2012 successfully devolved the ownership of the hall back from St Albans District Council to the Town Council.

Built: 1850.

Contact Details
 Address: Leyton Road, Harpenden, Herts, AL5 2LX
Main Contact Name: Heather Scott
Address for Correspondence: Harpenden Town Council, Town Hall, Leyton Road, Harpenden, Herts, AL5 2LX
Telephone for Bookings: 01582 463664
Email for Bookings: heather.scott@harpenden.gov.uk
Best times for making contact: Office Hours – 9.00am – 5.00pm, Monday to Friday
Website Address: www.harpenden.gov.uk/parkhall
Online booking available.
Facilities
General Facilities:

Capacity: Main Hall (180), Seated Theatre Style (120), Dancing (100), Banquet Style (90)

No other hireable rooms in the building.

Access:

Accessible Toilet, Wheel Chair Ramp, Accessible Parking

The hall is all on one floor making it fully accessible to wheelchair users and buggies.

Inside Facilities:

Kitchen, Sound System, Hearing Loop, Public Address System, Projector Screen, Projector

Portable stage

Heating Type:

Mains Gas

Outdoor Facilities:

Car Parking

 Community Services:

Harpenden and District Local History Society are located in a room in the building.

Social Clubs:

Harpenden Society. Harpenden and District Local History Society.

Commercial Lettings:

Keep Fit, Yoga, Dance, Pilates, Tai Chi, Zumba, Strength and Balance (Falls Liaison/NHS), Hearing Dogs for Deaf People, Weightwatchers, Baby Sling Swing

Health & Wellbeing
Exercise, Healthy Eating, Healthy Living Talks
Green Credentials
Double/Secondary Glazing, Recycling Bins, Energy Saving Light Bulbs
Hire Details
Days Available:

Monday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening

Tuesday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening

Wednesday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening

Thursday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening

Friday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening

Saturday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening

Sunday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening

Conditions of Hire:

Does not have a Hiring Agreement.

Licences:

PPL, PRS

Premises Licence.

Restrictions:

18th/21st birthday parties. Due to possible under age drinking, as there are no members of staff present during  evening bookings to monitor/control.