Fun day to influence future of Garston Park

Everyone is invited to Watford Borough Council’s Garston Park Family Fun Day where early plans for a raft of improvements to the popular beauty spot will be unveiled.

Published: Wednesday, 13th June 2018

There will be a barbecue by local scouts, bouncy castles, cake stalls, finger puppets, face painting and live music from Perfect Vintage – covering the 1940s, 50s, 60s and 70s. The event will be at Garston Park’s sports pavilion from 12noon-4pm on Saturday this week (16 June).

Visitors will be able to view Watford Borough Council’s proposals for improvements to the beauty spot and discuss them with councillors and officers from the parks team.

The proposals include improved walkways, entrances and play areas, a new sculpture, tree planting, wildflower meadows, additional bins and benches. Pictures of new play equipment that could be installed in the park will be on display at the event. Visitors will be invited to become a part of the improvements programme by establishing a Friends of Garston Park group.

Peter Taylor, elected Mayor of Watford, said: “We already have more Green Flag award-winning parks than any other area in Hertfordshire. As Mayor, I want to make sure we have even more. Please join us on Saturday and help us add Garston Park to Watford’s ever-growing list of Green Flag award-winning parks.”

Veolia’s Park Rangers will also be there, and the Conservation Volunteers will be running their popular Green Gym programme, where visitors can keep fit while improving the environment.

Garston Park