Getting to Cassiobury Park
Watford Borough Council is leading on a series of improvement works to the main visitor car park at Cassiobury. The work will start on 25 February and continue until 18 April. Whilst the main car park will not be operational through-out the works, temporary parking facilities will be available inside the park next to the entrance, with 40 spaces available.
The capacity of the car park is increasing from 88 to 214 permanent spaces, with Blue Badge spaces also increasing from 6 to 12. To deter drivers from travelling toward the car park if there is limited capacity, new digital screens will also be installed to highlight the number of available spaces.
With the temporary decrease in car parking, residents are encouraged to take other modes of transport to Cassiobury Park, especially at weekends when the car park is normally full. We recommend using one of our town centre car parks (www.watford.gov.uk/carparks) - or better still, you can ditch the car and take the train or cycle in, so you can spend more time enjoying the beautiful park and less time cooped up in your car.
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.
There is very limited parking in the park and in the surrounding streets (don’t forget parking restrictions still apply on bank holidays) 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.
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.
Parking in Cassiobury Park
There are 88 spaces in the Cassiobury Park car park (including six disabled access spaces) but it can fill up early especially on hot summer days. If you will be in the park after 10am all motorists need to get a free ticket from the machine to display in your vehicle:
- This ticket entitles you to 6 hours free parking between 10am and 6pm
- You can get the ticket before 10am and it will still give you 6 hours free parking
- There is no return within 2 hours
- Failure to display a ticket will result in the motorist incurring a Penalty Charge Notice.
There is limited parking on the streets near the park due to various restrictions.
Recommended car parks
- Gade - Rosslyn Road WD17 1PL
- The Avenue -Hempstead Road/The Avenue Roundabout WD17 4NR
- Town Hall (not available during office hours but available on weekends and bank holidays) - Peace Prospect WD17 3EX
Download our handy map showing train stations, cycle parking, car parks and the different entrances to the park.