New shrubs to be planted at Cassio Common
An amazing beauty spot with an enormous amount of history behind it, Cassiobury Park goers will soon be able to enjoy an improved gateway into the park via Cassio Common – with landscaping work starting today (Monday 19 August 2019).
The park - managed by Watford Borough Council and Veolia - has already enjoyed £4.95million Heritage Lottery funding of the Cassiobury Restoration Project, which has focused on improving the park’s facilities, including Watford’s 104-year-old bandstand, improving Rickmansworth Road entrance, its paddling pools and the construction of a new hub building.
The parks focus is now on improving the southern edge of Cassiobury Park and developing the park’s Cassio Common entrance to strengthen and reinforce Cassiobury’s picturesque parkland character. This will involve creating new shrub beds with a longer season of interest and colour that supports a greater diversity of wildlife and screens some of the traffic.
Elected Mayor of Watford Peter Taylor said: "The current rose beds have suffered from pests and diseases. The new shrubs will mean we can start afresh in new locations and create a wonderful new landscape for residents to enjoy. Our parks have the highest number of Green Flag awards anywhere in Hertfordshire. I will make sure we continue to invest in our parks to make sure they can be enjoyed by people in our town for many years to come.”
The fantastic Green Flag award-winning park has a packed programme of activities all year round and facilities on offer in the Park. To find out more, please visit watford.gov.uk/cassioburypark