Getting to Cassiobury Park
- We have installed a temporary barrier at the entrance to Cassiobury Park to help combat littering and anti-social behavior. The operating hours will be from 7.45am to 10pm. The council have also increased the number of bins and litter picking in the park.
- Cassiobury Car Park (Gade Avenue) reopened on 13 May (enforcement and charges applies). If you are visiting the park, please continue to follow the guidelines.
- The paddling pools will remain closed to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.
- The ground floor toilets at the Hub will be open from 9am until 5pm.
Parking facilities and charging
Charges apply to motorists that wish to use the car park for longer than 2 hours. For people popping to the park for two hours or less, it will be free to park (you still need to obtain a ticket or book a RingGo session for the free period).
The costs include: 2-3 hours(£2), 3-4 hours (£3), 4-5 hours (£4) and 5-6 hours (£5). There is a maximum stay of 6 hours.
How to pay:
- Cash at the pay and display machine (display ticket)
- Card at the pay and display machine (display ticket)
- RingGo app - no ticket required
- Calling RingGo and paying by card - no ticket required
Full details on payment options are on the machine and tariffs boards in the park.
Charges apply 7 days per week. There is no return within 2 hours. Motorists that fail to display a ticket or book a RingGo session, during the restricted hours are at risk of incurring a Penalty Charge Notice.
Travelling to Cassiobury Park
Cassiobury Park is super popular and can get extremely busy, especially at weekends, bank holidays and when it's hot. We strongly suggest you plan your journey and car parking so that you can make the most of your visit.
Even with the new carpark, there is very limited parking in the park itself so it's best to use one of our town centre car parks - or better still, ditch the car and take the train or cycle in! It will mean more time enjoying the beautiful park and less time cooped up in your car.
Nearby carparks are: The Gade in Rosslyn Road (WD17 1PL), The Avenue in Hempstead Road (WD17 4NR), the Town Hall carpark (WD17 3EX) available weekends and bank holidays only (www.watford.gov.uk/carparks).
You can also park in the roads on the Hempstead Road side of the park (see map below) where it is less busy than on the car park side, but, please note, parking restrictions apply on many of these roads. Where CPZ operates, restrictions are in place Monday to Friday 10.30am-2.30pm, excluding Bank Holidays. There are other restricted parking measures on some roads adjacent to the park. Please check the signage before you park.
Travelling by train
- Watford Underground Station (Metropolitan line), two-minute walk from the park
- Watford Junction Railway Station, 20-minute walk from the park
- Watford High Street Railway Station, 20-minute walk from the park
Lots of cycle parking is available at the hub near the pools entrance and toilets, and by the Cha Café next to the water fountain. See the map below.
Download our handy map showing train stations, cycle parking, car parks and the different entrances to the park.