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Cassiobury Park - one of Britain’s top ten

Watford's best loved park, the largest public open space in Watford comprising of over 190 acres (77 hectares) of green space stretching from Watford town centre to woodland and countryside to the west of the town.


There is also a large playground, miniature railway and two outdoor fitness areas, as well as a wide range of events throughout the year.


Cassiobury parkrun celebrates its third anniversary (24th February)

The free 5km run takes place every Saturday from 9am



Cassiobury Park Quintessentially British Classic Country Festival Show 2017

Aug 27-28th 2017
Cassiobury Park Quintessentially British Classic Country Festival Show

The country show with many stalls and shows, something for everyone.

JiveSwing Jazz Festival 2017

July 30th 2017
JiveSwing Jazz Festival 2017

Free Event - 4 live bands, dance classes and performances.

Fun for all the family. Bring your picnics and your dancing feet!

New Cassiobury Park Hub

July 2017
New Park redevelopment.

A new hub has been built and the splash pools have been restored - costing £2.8 million.

A water play park with 30 splash pads, water jets and fountains, will be next to the two new paddling pools open 10am - 7pm daily all summer.

November 2016
The Big Fireworks at Cassiobury Park

This FREE event is organised by Watford Borough Council with support from the Watford Lions who arrange the charity collection and VibeFM will be on stage too. Free live music and bonfire.

28 October 2016
Large Parrots seen in Local Park again

It was a pair of Birds, one Blue and Gold Macaw and with it an Amazon Parrot!

Sunday 4 September 2016
Watford Bandstand’s Grand Opening

Watford's bandstand is back in the park where it was built over 100 years ago.

It was officially opened by Baroness Mayor Dorothy.

18 July 2016
Georgian Swiss Cottage found Buried in Cassiobury Park

Watford’s Cassiobury Park is digging up the aristocratic past: The borders used to be owned by the Earl of Essex.

4 May 2015
Watford FC Football Club Celebrated Premier League Achievement

The Open Top Bus started to be greeted by fans at the starting point at the A41 North Watford Dome Roundabout.

BBC Three Counties said about 20,000 people had joined the celebrations in Cassiobury park to welcome the Team.

How to get here



6 hours free parking in Gade Avenue car park when you display a ticket from the machine at the entrance.  Directions here

There are 88 spaces in the car park (including six disabled access spaces) but it can fill up early especially on hot summer days. There is limited parking on nearby streets.

Public Transport Information:

By Tube
Cassiobury Park is a 2 minute walk from Watford Station on the Metroplitan Line.


By Train
Watford Junction (1.3 miles) and Watford High Street (2.1 miles) are the two closest overground stations.


By Bus
The 352 and W30 services stop outside Watford Metropolitan line station which is a two minute walk from the park. Alternatively many more services stop in Watford town centre.

Further information on public transport is available here: and 


There are designated segregated cycle paths in Cassiobury Park.

To protect the vulnerable (SSSI) environment of the Whippendell Wood please only use the perimeter path.

There is actually a bylaw prohibiting cycling in the rest of the woods due to the impact of wheels and jump construction on the rare plants and fungi.

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Cha Café

Bowling Green

Community Garden

Sports Pitch

Cricket & Croquet


Football Pitches

Miniature Railway

Nature Reserve

Outdoor gym

Paddling Pools


Tennis Courts

The Hub

Whippendell Wood


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