Improvements to Cassiobury Park
9th January 2012
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Watford Council want to know your views on the proposed improvements to Cassiobury Park.

Cassiobury Park was voted third favourite park in the UK last year. It is twice the size of Hyde Park in London and has an estimated one million visitors every year!

The council has put in a bid for £5 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund and if successful aim to transform the park.

The bandstand would be returned, a state-of-the-art overhaul of the popular paddling pools would be undertaken and improved car parking and new visitor centre, with an education community room, catering facilities, toilets and changing facilities are all part of the proposals.

Watford Council's park ranger service would continue to manage the park, but from the new visitor centre rather than from the five tired buildings currently by the paddling pools. A new education officer would also work with local schools to develop outreach work in the park and Wippendell Wood.

Last, but not least, there are proposals for the modernisation of Cafe Cha Cha Cha and it's surroundings and the park's entrance at Shepherds Road as well as the main Rickmansworth Road entrance with the creation of an entrance feature.


A display has been set up until the end of January in the Customer Service Centre at the Town hall, Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5.30pm. You can make your views known here or if you are unable to do this you can visit and see related links.

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