Parks and open spaces

Volunteering in parks and open spaces

Watford has a network of amazing volunteers who contribute their time and energy to help maintain the town’s parks and open spaces so that they are wonderful places for everyone to visit and enjoy.

'Friends of' and other resident groups

There are a number of active local resident groups that help look after Watford parks:

  • Friends of Cassiobury Park
  • Friends of Oxhey Park
  • Friends of Harebreaks Wood
  • Oxhey Village Environment Group (OVEG)
  • Courtlands Residents Association (Goodwood Recreation Ground)
  • Ridge Residents Association (North Watford Playing Fields)
  • Watford Fields Residents Association

If you are interested in joining one of these, please email: enquiries.watford@veolia.co.uk

Green Gym

The Green Gym is a great way to get fit and help improve the environment.

Cassiobury Park

Find out about volunteering in Cassiobury Park.

Support and funding

Veolia's scheme Friends In Green Spaces (FIGS) can assist outdoor voluntary and community activities in the following ways:

  • Collection of rubbish after clear-ups
  • Lending community clean-up kits and tools
  • Offer support and advice
  • Arrange use of meeting spaces at the new Cassiobury Hub and at Cheslyn House
  • Establishing a new Friends Of group in areas not already represented
  • Funding purchases of tools, bulbs, tree whips or other supplies

To apply for FIGS funding please complete and return this form or email: enquiries.watford@veolia.co.uk

Watford Borough Council’s Small Grants Fund is also available to assist voluntary and community sector groups.

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