What's the news on Cassiobury Park?

Find out the latest on the developments at Watford's biggest park.

Published: Wednesday, 22nd June 2016
Cassiobury Park in summer
Cassiobury Park in summer

In the next few months visitors to Cassiobury Park will start to see the benefits of the multi-million pound improvements, jointly funded by the Heritage and National Lottery funds, as well as by Watford Borough Council.

First off – the Bandstand will be the centre of attention on Sunday July 24, with a Jive Swing Jazz music festival taking place around the build site. The Bandstand itself will officially open later in the summer, along with the Cha Café  – with its new play equipment, freshly landscaped gardens and terrace, and of course the all-important updated toilet facilities.

It’ll be Spring 2017 before the paddling pools are back open, and then people will also be able to visit the brand new Hub building, with its changing rooms for local sports teams, a café, and education facilities. You can see time-lapse video of the work so far here.

Tucked away behind the Bowls Club in the Community Projects Area, the Watford Interfaith Association is creating a Peace Garden. Faced with the back-breaking work of levelling the area, the Council asked Borras Construction – which is doing the renovation work on the Park - to help out. The St Albans-based firm cleared the area for free, and the works can now continue. Contact Debbie.brady@watford.gov.uk if you’d like to know more about the Community Projects Area – or to volunteer to help out.

Elected Mayor of Watford Dorothy Thornhill said “It’s brilliant to see all of this come together after all the planning and hard work. It’s a wonderful park, and I can’t wait to see everyone enjoy all the new facilities.”

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