Celebrations commemorating a park’s long history will begin when a new heritage trail is unveiled.

Leavesden Country Park will reveal its new heritage trail, woodland walks and play area as part of the National Lottery Project tomorrow (Saturday).

Nine sculptures have also been placed in the park, known as the Minds, Machines and Movies Heritage Trail.

It was created by artists as a tribute to the site’s history as Leavesden Aerodrome and Rolls Royce factory, the Leavesden Film Studios and the Leavesden Asylum and Hospitals.

There is also a remembrance garden to those who lived, volunteered and worked on the site.

The work on Leavesden Country Park is part of a community engagement project by the National Lottery to improve the area with the support of Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden.

Three Rivers District Council leader Cllr Sara Bedford said: “I am delighted to celebrate the legacy of the area.

“It is important for the community and visitors to have the green space with a variety of amenities that all generations can have fun in and enjoy.”

Ten tonnes of sand will be used to create a sandpit for young children, and in the south of the park the St Pancras Workhouse and Orphanage railings have been restored along College Road.

On the north side of the park there is a hilltop play tower, new carpet swing and ‘aircraft’ for children to enjoy.

Lead member for leisure Cllr Chris Lloyd said: “I am very pleased with the restoration, wildlife and heritage projects within the park. I hope that the community enjoys the new facilities and visits the park with family and friends.”

For details, go to threeriversleisure.co.uk.