Friends of Trent Country Park

Location & Facilities

Location: Cockfosters Road, Enfield, Greater London, EN4 0PS [Note: do not use the postcode to navigate to the park because it will take you to an entrance that is closed to the public.]

Opening Hours: Trent Park is open every day of the year from 08:00 am Monday to Saturday and 08:30 am on Sunday. Closing Times vary according to seasons.

There are also notices posted along the Cockfosters Road entrance announcing the present day’s closing time.

You can see more information on the Enfield Council website here.

How to get to Trent Country Park

By Tube on the Piccadilly Line from:

Oakwood Station: Exit the station, cross the main road and turn right. Walk towards Snakes Lane which has rather steep sections in part. It is about a 15 minute walk from here into Trent Park.

Cockfosters Station: A 10 minute walk from this station. At road level, go up Cockfosters Road (A111) heading away from the shops. The park entrance will be on the right (after the cemetery entrance) through a tall gated/walled entrance.

By car: Trent Park is within easy reach of Junction 24 of the M25. There are two vehicle entrances, the main being in Cockfosters Road and the other situated in Hadley Road.

Car Parks: There are two main Council car parks as you come into the Park from the Cockfosters Road entrance. The one on the right by the toilets has designated parking spaces for people with disabilities.  There is also woodland parking accessed from the Hadley Road entrance.  At present there is no public access by car via Snakes Lane [pedestrians and cyclists OK] and no public use of the parking at the end of Snakes Lane. Both Snakes Lane and the car park are owned by Berkeley Homes. Parking in the Council car parks is free.

Local Buses: 121, 307, 377, to Oakwood and 298, 299, 384 to Cockfosters
Plan your bus journey here

Brief Description

Read more about the fascinating history of Trent Park in ‘A Concise History of Trent Country Park’ by Alan Mitellas. New members joining will be given a free copy while stocks last.

You can download a copy of A Concise History of Trent Country Park here or from the Enfield Council website.

Trent Park is the largest park in Enfield. It has an impressive avenue of lime trees; two lakes; Camlet Moat; three memorials; two water towers and extensive designated paths primarily for walkers and cyclists. There is also a bridle path.

Within the Park is the Animal Sanctuary situated at the end of the avenue of lime trees and run as a charitable concern.

There is also the Hockey Club, the Golf Club and the Equestrian Centre and the tree top adventure Go Ape.

Three notice boards in Trent Park keep visitors updated on Park activities and events. The boards are located by the side of the road in front of the main cafeteria; on the wall to the right of the cafeteria; and at the end of the avenue of lime trees outside the small tea-room by the Animal Sanctuary.


Trent Park is a 413-acre estate and forms part of London’s Green Belt. There are large open spaces for walking (The London Loop passes through the park), jogging, cycling (a 2 km cycle trail runs through the meadows), horse riding (a 4.25 km woodland riding circuit can be accessed through the Hadley Road entrance), dog walking and other casual recreation.

There is a main cafeteria by the main car parks as you come in from the Cockfosters Road entrance.

You will find a smaller tea shop selling drinks and snacks in the Animal Sanctuary at the end of the avenue of lime trees.

Public Toilets
The public toilets are situated by the main car park on the right as you come in from the Cockfosters Road entrance.  There are no public toilets elsewhere in the park.  All park toilets will be closed one hour before the park’s closing time.

Dogs in The Park
Dogs are welcome but not in Children’s Play Areas. Dog owners are reminded to pick up and dispose of dog foul to help keep our park clean and safe for all to use.

There have been dog control regulations in force since 2009:
Regulations on Dog Fouling
Park regulations

Barbecues and Fires
Barbecues and fires are not allowed in any of the Enfield parks and open spaces including Trent Country Park. Failure to comply may result in prosecution under the Parks Byelaws.

Fishing is available on the lake during the open season and an Environment Agency Licence is required (available from most local Post Offices).

Problems in the Park
Should you encounter a problem within the Park you may report this to Enfield Council on their web page: Report / Request a problem in a park, allotment or cemetery

Lost and Found
There is no official Lost and Found procedure or location for the park.  However, if you have lost a dog or an item of value, please email us and we can put a note on our Facebook page.  It is also worth contacting the cafe, the Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service 07970 141282, Go Ape 01603 895500 or the Parks Depot in the park.