Twelve of Watford's parks and greenspaces have been awarded Green Flag status, an award given to the best parks in the country:
- Callowland Recreation Ground
- Cassiobury Park
- Cheslyn House and Gardens
- Oxhey Park
- St Mary's Churchyard
- Woodside Playing Fields
- Waterfields Recreation Ground
- North Watford Playing Fields
- Goodwood Recreation Ground
- Paddock Road Allotments
- North Watford Cemetery
- Harwoods Recreation Ground
Most of Watford's parks and open spaces have children's playgrounds. They are fenced off from dogs and have safety surfacing beneath the equipment.
Cassiobury Park also has paddling pools, a miniature railway and lots of children's events throughout the year.
Events and entertainment
Lots of events and activities take place in the parks throughout the year including funfairs, circuses, charitable events and a free annual firework display. Cassiobury Park also has it's own time table of events
The parks are also available to hire for a number of activities and events.
There are plenty of sports facilities available within the parks including:
- Tennis (booking required)
- Football (booking required)
- Cricket (booking required)
- Rugby (club members only)
- Bowls (club members only)
- Hurling (club members only)
- Croquet (club members only)
Nature and wildlife
Watford's parks are wildlife havens where plants and animals thrive.
You can get involved in volunteering with the Green Gym - a great way to get fit and help to improve the environment.
Dogs must be kept under control at all times, greyhounds must be muzzled and any mess cleared up.
Drone technology is extremely useful and great fun to use. But used wrongly it can pose a genuine hazard, so make sure you know the law, stay within the law and fly safe.
Drones cannot be used in Watford's parks in order to protect the safety of park users.