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Bancroft Park


Bancroft Park

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Disabled access
Car park facilities
5-10 minute walk from town centre.
Bus stops on Bancroft Road

Bancroft Park


  • Basketball Court
  • Play Area (Junior)
  • Pavilion
  • 2 Bowling Greens
  • 4 Tennis Courts
  • Dog walking
  • Bandstand
  • Bancroft Hall (available for hire)

Tennis at Bancroft recreation Ground

Unfortunately, the four public tennis courts at Bancroft Reacreation Ground are currently closed for health and safety reasons. An independent risk assessment This document is a PDF file and will open in a new window. You will need Adobe Reader to view it. conducted in February 2015, gives further details. The tennis courts managed by Hitchin Lawn Tennis Club are still open, details can be found below.

Hitchin Lawn Tennis Club

Non club members are welcome to play tennis at the courts managed by the Hitchin Lawn Tennis Club. For further details please contact the club at:


With its pleasant surroundings, the park houses many specimen trees, shrub and flower beds. The park also supports a bowling club with two quality bowling greens as well as four public tennis courts and a private tennis club. The toddlers play area is very popular and there is a mother and toddler group which meets regularly in the park.

Situated in the park is Bancroft Hall, which can be hired out for weddings and private functions and in the centre of the park is a band stand, used by Hitchin Town Band in the summer months.

Bancroft Park has been in existence since before the second World War, at which time all the metal fencing was lost to munitions for the war effort. Part of the park was given to the District Council by Upchurches, the old Hitchin Nursery Company.


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