Hemel Hempstead

Grovehill Ballpark has been the home of Herts Baseball since 1996. It is one of the best baseball venues in the country with two purpose-built diamonds which have hosted the National Baseball Championships.


Grovehill Ballpark
Washington Avenue
Hemel Hempstead

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M1 – From South

Jct 8 Breakspear Way. At the second roundabout take the third exit – Maylands Ave. First exit at the next and then the third exit toward Redbourn. At the next, take the second exit – Agnells Lane, and left at the second mini roundabout – Washington Ave. Grovehill Playing Fields are after the houses on the right hand side.

M1 – From North

Jct 9 A5183 toward Redbourn. Follow this to the B487. Under the M1 and at the second roundabout turn right – Agnells Lane. Left at the second mini roundabout onto Washington Ave. Grovehill Playing Fields are after the houses on the right hand side.


A414 toward Hemel, and onto the A4146. Right onto the A4147 and at the second roundabout take the first exit. Turn right at the mini roundabout at the end and the Diamond is first left.


Hemel Hempstead is the nearest train station to Grovehill Ballpark. From the station, the easiest transport method is by taxi, or alternatively there is a bus service (routes 2 and 3 both go to Grovehill).


A large number of car park spaces are available at the venue, all of which are free of charge.


Opened: May 2010

Surface: Natural Grass, clay cutout bases

Playing Field Dimensions:

  • Left Field – 310 feet
  • Left Center – 302 feet
  • Center Field – 336 feet
  • Right Center – 302 feet
  • Right Field – 260 feet
  • Backstop – 50 feet

Backstop – 50 feet

Height of Walls:

  • Left Field wall – 6ft.
  • Center Field wall – 6 ft.
  • Right Field wall – 6 ft.


Opened: 1996

Surface: Natural Grass, full clay infield

Playing Field Dimensions:

  • Left Field – 312 feet
  • Left Center – 335 feet
  • Center Field – 372 feet
  • Right Center – 315 feet
  • Right Field – 268 feet
  • Backstop – 50 feet

Height of Walls:

  • Left Field wall– 6ft
  • Center Field wall – 6ft
  • Right Field wall – 6ft


Visitors to the venue assume all risk, danger and injury incidental to the game of baseball or other event and all warm-ups, practices, competitions, entertainment and promotions associated therewith, at all locations in and around the ballpark and surrounding areas and parking lots, whether occurring prior to, during or subsequent to the playing of the game or other event, including (but not limited to) the danger of thrown bats, fragments thereof, and thrown, propelled or batted balls and other objects, and agree that no persons or entities are liable for any injuries, death, or loss of property resulting from such causes, and releases and holds harmless all such persons and entities.

The use of abusive language, interference with or disruption of the event (including but not limited to throwing objects in the stands or onto the field or stage), entry onto the playing area or stage, and drunken or disorderly behavior, among other things, are prohibited. Violators are subject to ejection, civil penalties, and/or arrest.

  • please drive only on the roadways and the car parking areas; do not drive on the grass
  • foul/abusive language and obscene gestures are prohibited
  • please only use the toilets in the Pavilion
  • please practice in areas well away from members of the public, vehicles and residences
  • please treat our neighbours with respect at all times
  • no soft toss hitting against the perimeter fencing around the ballpark.