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£4.6M: More parks and play areas in Watford to benefit from 10-year investment

 Published on: 4th July 2022   |   By: News Bulletin   |   Category: Uncategorized

Watford Borough Council will be improving more of the town’s parks and open spaces and children’s play areas – having already refurbished and invested in more than ten facilities since 2013 in a £4.6m investment.

Over the last ten years, major projects have included the Cassiobury Park Restoration Project and the creation of the Oxhey Activity Park – which have both been recognised for having some of the best facilities in the country.

Other key projects have included the adventure playgrounds at Harwoods and Harebreaks, the new play area at Garston Park and an array of new facilities at King George V Playing Fields, including the new Learn-to-Ride track. 

 The council’s parks and green spaces team have also continued to make many smaller but important improvements within the town’s 72 outdoor facilities.

This includes the recently completed refurbishment to Leavesden Green Recreation Ground, which comprised of resurfacing and repairing some of the equipment. Over the next year, more of these works will take place at Lea Farm Recreation Ground and additional parks following a review. 

 Looking ahead at major refurbishments that are planned over the next few years, proposals continue to be developed on Woodside Playing Fields to provide a Sports Village with modern up-to-date facilities for cricket, football and boxing and catering for participants of all ages. It will also look to include a community café and enhanced play area.

 Elected Mayor of Watford, Peter Taylor, said: “Every year since 2013, the council has delivered significant investment programmes that have improved play and recreational facilities for people across the town.

This includes a lot of play areas in Watford being improved in this time, to provide really exciting and challenging play equipment for them to enjoy. I am looking forward to our future programme of works, and seeing what new and adventurous facilities we can offer.”

 The £4.6 million improvement program to parks and play areas since 2013, has included Oxhey Park, Callowland Recreation Ground, King George V Playing Fields, Radlett Road Playing Fields, Waterfields Recreation Ground, Knutsford Playing Fields and Orchard Park.  

 For more information about Watford’s seventeen award-winning parks, please visit

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