Upgrades for Watford’s Garston Park & Verulamium Park in St Albans

PUBLISHED: 13:27 22 September 2020

The newly renovated Garston Park (photo: Simon Jacobs)

The newly renovated Garston Park (photo: Simon Jacobs)

Simon Jacobs

The county’s parks became an even more important asset during lockdown and two have now benefited from major projects

Watford’s Garston Park has an upgraded £400,00 children’s play area, a new skate park, table tennis tables and improved walkways; all free to use.

Trees have been planted to improve biodiversity and wildflower meadows will be sown in the autumn.

The improvements come after residents and visitors were asked to give their views and vision for the park.

Work has also begun on a new £250,000 children’s playground at Verulamium Park in St Albans.

It will be divided into zones including a Roman-style basilica, a mini amphitheatre and a market street, reflecting the city’s history.

Facilities include a battering ram group swing, two carousels, Roman-numeral hopscotch and a picnic area.

The playground replaces its 25-year-old predecessor and is on the site of three ageing tennis courts, close to the park’s outdoor gym, mini-golf and beach volleyball courts.

The project is due to be finished mid November 2020.

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