New adventures await at a Watford park
An upgrade to Garston Park has been carried out by the borough council, including an improved children’s play area with great new equipment for youngsters to explore (including accessible equipment), a skate park for people to test out their wheel skills, new table tennis tables and improved walkways and entrances.
All facilities are now open and free to use.
More trees have been planted to add to Watford’s tree canopy (currently 18.2%, which is higher than the national average of 16%) and new wildflower meadows will be sown in the autumn.
As well as making the park even more beautiful, these initiatives will support biodiversity and improve the soil, climate and the environment for decades to come.
Local residents and park visitors were influential in the improvements, as hundreds of people shared their vision for the park at Garston Park Fun Day whilst enjoying live music, crafts and games.
Elected Mayor of Watford Peter Taylor said: “The local councillors in Meriden worked really hard to make this a reality and it is fantastic that more people will be able to enjoy these modern, accessible new facilities.
“This is part of our ongoing commitment to keep improving parks and green spaces in Watford for children and adults to enjoy.”
Cllr Tim Williams, Portfolio Holder for Parks and Sustainability, said: “From the skatepark and upgraded play area with disability friendly equipment to the new paths to help you get around the park, there truly is something for everyone!”
Twelve of Watford’s parks and green spaces have been awarded Green Flag status, an award given to the best parks in the country. You can find out more about Watford’s open spaces at www.watford.gov.uk/parks