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TWO MILLION: Visitor numbers to Cassiobury Park in Watford reach all time high 

 Published on: 5th November 2019   |   By: News Bulletin   |   Category: Uncategorized

Over two million people visited award winning Cassiobury Park this year.

They enjoyed walks in nature, the playgrounds and paddling pools, sports, music and dance events and a whole range of other activities that contribute to the park’s status as a ‘much loved’ green space and one of the top ten parks in the UK.  

  • Over 105,000 children splashed about in the paddling pools during the Summer months 
  • Thousands participated in Big Bandstand, Make Music Day, Big JiveSwing, Herts Pride and the Peace Hospice Care Starlight Walk. 
  • School holiday programmes like Stay and Play, Cassiobury Explorers and Forest School, had over 4079 participants 
  • 27 school education programmes which were attended by 1489 school children
  • 1040 people joined in the celebration for the mini railway, now a feature in the park for 60 years. 

Elected Mayor of Watford Peter Taylor said: “Cassiobury Park is really cherished by residents from across Watford. We are continuing to invest in the park to make sure it is as good as it can be and enjoyed by everyone who spends time there. 

“In Watford, we have the highest number of green flag parks in the County and are always trying to make sure our parks and green spaces are the best they possibly can be.”

Following on from the Cassiobury Park Restoration Project, the council are continuing to make improvements including the new wetland restoration project to provide a wildlife sanctuary, restored ‘Rustic’ bridge in Cassiobury Park, improved car parking facilities and introducing the new shrubs at Cassio Common

To find out more about the packed programme of activities all year round and, please visit watford.gov.uk/cassioburypark

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