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Cassiobury Park: Children's nature haven
Cassiobury Park (Watford)
Member Name: mattconnect
Cassiobury Park (Watford)
Advantages: Great facilities
Disadvantages: map looks like a penis
~~~LOCATION AND ACCESS~~~
Cassiobury Park is a large recreational park situated in Watford. It is nearby Watford Grammar School for Boys and is a short few minutes' walk from Watford Metropolitan Line Station.
It covers 190 acres of land, which is mainly of grassy areas with many footpaths and cycle lanes. With its large area, it has many entrances and exits, and is also a short 10 minutes walk from the top of Watford High street, and about 15-20 minutes from Watford High Street Overground station.
At the main entrance, there is a map of the park... not sure if intentional but it looks like a cross section of a penis... :P
The park has a range of facilities including a café called Cha Cha Cha, with benches, and a children's play area. Also there is a bowls club, childrens' paddling pool and a car park at the base of the park. Near the paddling pool is another children's playground. Toilets are also available near the car park BUT they are more often than not locked!
There is also a mini railway which runs a few times a day that takes you round the park.
A river runs through the park in which adjacent to it is a canal. There are hiking trails on both sides and a golf course also runs adjacent to the edge of the base of the park.
~~~APPEAL AND OVERALL~~~
I would recommend this park as it is massive and there is a wide variety of things you can do. I personally would recommend the hiking there is so much ground to cover and just great terrain.
The park is perhaps more friendly towards children with a greater range of activities for them; you often see many children at the paddling pool/ playground area.
ALSO NOTE: they have events such as fun fair and bonfire night on special occasional days.
The park is huge and is well maintained. It is not only recreational but acts as a passage between the stations and provides a great walk into the town centre from the metropolitan line tube station. You will often see wildlife including squirrels and herons which adds a novelty you won't find in many other parks!
Summary: good park!
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