A new ticket machine will be introduced in Cassiobury Park car park from Monday (22 May) to improve the experience for visitors to the historic beauty spot and stop commuters taking all their spaces.
The move by Watford Borough Council will limit drivers to a maximum stay of six hours from Monday to Saturday during the operating hours of 10am to 6pm. Parking at the site will remain free – all you have to do is collect a ticket and display it in your vehicle during the operating hours. The ticket will show your latest departure time.
The car park – located at the end of Gade Avenue – is for Cassiobury Park visitors only. However, this rule has historically been flouted by commuters arriving early and leaving vehicles there all day long. This has prevented many genuine Cassiobury Park visitors from finding spaces of their own. Civil Enforcement Officers will patrol the car park from Monday as a part of their routine duties.
Paul Rabbitts, Head of Parks for Watford Borough Council, said: “We’re delighted to introduce this new ticket machine before the opening of our amazing new paddling pools. Once this £2.8million splash park and Cassiobury Park hub development opens, we’re expecting lots more visitors. Come and enjoy some summer-time fun – they’ll be opening soon!”