Restoration plans for Cassiobury Park, Watford

Cassiobury Park is immensely popular with Watford residents and the many visitors who come from afar to visit it especially during the summer months. The pools and Cha Cha Cha are especially popular and it is estimated that up to 1 million visitors pass through the park a year.

This short animation shows that many of its facilities need updating if it is to be as popular moving into the 21st century. The pools are old and declining in quality and are in need of a complete overhaul. There are concerns in relation to toilet and welfare facilities in the park as well as car parking, access and changing facilities.

Proposals include a new park “Hub” or “Centre” on a totally revamped pools centre which will include catering facilities, park rangers office, changing facilities, toilets, visitor centre and education/ community room. The pools are extremely popular and these will be replaced and updated with a state of the art pools facility with water play and the 5 pool buildings will be demolished. From here, the park ranger service will manage the park with an education officer working with local schools to develop outreach work in the park and Whippendell Wood.

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