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:
Best times for making contact: Office Hours – 9.00am – 5.00pm, Monday to Friday
Website Address:
Online booking available.
General Facilities:

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

No other hireable rooms in the building.


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.



Premises Licence.


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