Video caption: Take a look at the To view room 60's exciting video for the Cassiobury Park restoration project please click on the link: http://vimeo.com/70483322
Watford's best loved park and one of Britain's favourite parks will be subject to a major £6.5 million restoration.
Watford Borough Council's stage 2 bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and Big Lottery was reviewed by the East of England HLF committee and approved in June 2014.
The bid submitted requested a grant of £4.5 million alongside WBC match funding of £2 million.
The works started in early 2016 and will take place over the next 2 years.
More details are available on the project masterplan. (If you look at the masterplan you will notice that the project originally included a Croquet Pavilion. This will now be the subject of a separate grant application to keep within the available budget).
The main elements of the project are:
- a new sustainable park hub building with café, community and exhibition room, education facilities, toilets and changing facilities. Click here for the time-lapse film of the build so far.
- revamped and improved pools
- returning the historic bandstand to the park. View the new design
- improved management of Whippendell Wood and the Local Nature Reserve & restoration of the 18th century Lime Avenue
- providing an on site park manager, and education office.
- the Cha café tea pavilion will have its toilets improved.
For more information about the project try checking the list of frequently asked questions or email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01923 278705.