Parks & Open Spaces
Higham Ferrers is fortunate in the amount of parks and open spaces that it has, being much better served than many other larger towns in the area.
Saffron Road Recreation Ground is well equipped as it contains Multi-Sport and Tennis Courts, Cricket and Football Pitches, Outdoor Gym Equipment, Skateboard Park and a Children's Play Area.
Castle Fields is situated in Kimbolton Road, with pedestrian access also being available from College Street and Midland Road, and contains the ancient Castle Coneygarth (rabbit warren), the remnants of a castle moat and the site of a motte and bailey castle all of which are part of an ancient monument.
Riverside Park is a pocket park situated at the lower end of Wharf Road and has the back channel for the River Nene passing through it, the river having been diverted by the construction of the A45 bypass. Fishing at the park is controlled by the Riverside Park Angling Club and is exclusive to their membership. The park is managed as a wildlife habitat and the council has negotiated a link through to the Kings Meadow Lane Estate. The area is managed by a team of volunteers - 'Friends of Riverside Park'. If you are interested in volunteering please contact them through the Facebook page.
Higham Ferrers Riverside Angling Association - The club manage the fishing rights at Riverside Park on behalf of the Town Council. Please contact Barry Spencer for Information on our Water, and Membership enquiries on either 07976 570865 or by email to B-Spencer@Tiscali.co.uk. Membership only---NO day Tickets issued. Please note we can now fish all year round on the Club Water. Strictly NO Litter is to be left by any Member. Junior Members welcome but must be with Parent or Guardian who also must be a member.
Stanwick Road Dogs off Lead Area Located off Stanwick Road the other side of the A6. Can be accessed on foot by a footbridge near Mallard Close
Open Space in other new areas is controlled by the Council, currently Kings Meadow Phase 1, 2, 3 and The Ride, William Steele Way and Bede Close, Bailey Court and Bates Close, and the Council also cuts urban grass verges on an agency basis for the Northamptonshire County Council.
The Council is part of the East Northamptonshire Grounds Maintenance Consortium which employs an external contractor, currently Turney Landscapes Ltd., to carry out the work on its behalf
Higham Ferrers Town Green Located off Stanwick Road opposite the Dogs Off Lead Area, can be accessed on foot by footbridge near Mallard Close
The green is an under-utilised green space that can be accessed and used by all members of the public. Some on street parking is available on Stanwick Road.
If there is an issue on any town council owned land with: weeds, grass, overgrown shrubs, hanging/broken branches, bins, litter, hedgelines, graffiti, vandalism or another problem please use our Green Spaces form to report it directly to the council.
Drone Code (PDF, 368 Kb)
Saffron Road Recreation Ground
Map of Dogs off Lead Area (PDF, 917 Kb)
Map showing location of Dogs Off Lead Area
Map showing location of Town Green and Dogs Off Lead Area