• Watford Borough Council

Work gets underway on ambitious Oxhey Activity Park project

Updated: Jun 21, 2019

Located in Oxhey Park on land north of the River Colne, the new facility will bring together a range of activities for young people including skate boarding, BMX, cycling and scooting, catering for all skill levels from beginners’ right up to serious enthusiasts.  Visitors will also be able to enjoy adventurous toddler and junior play areas, pleasant picnic spots, outdoor table tennis tables as well as a riverside café, complete with a green roof.

Visitors will also benefit from improved walking and cycling routes throughout the park and enhancements to the River Colne corridor.

Elected Mayor of Watford Peter Taylor said:  “I am delighted to be getting Oxhey Activity Park underway. We have worked closely with the local community on the plans and to make sure the scheme offers the right mix of facilities and activities that will appeal to local families.  Our town has a great reputation for outstanding leisure facilities and Oxhey Activity Park will, I know, become a firm favourite”.

The Mayor and Councillor Williams were joined on site by members of the team responsible for the delivery of the park, including Borras Construction Ltd.  Borras has a good track record in Watford having delivered the improvements to Cassiobury Park, including the hub building and refurbished paddling pools.

Portfolio Holder for Client Services, Councillor Tim Williams said:  “Visiting the site with the design team has really brought to life just what an outstanding scheme this is for Watford. We have an ambitious programme for delivering high quality sports and leisure facilities across the borough because we know how important keeping fit and active are for people’s health and wellbeing. Oxhey Activity Park, when it opens next year, will be a great place for all wheeled sports fans as well of those of us who prefer a more relaxing stroll through the park and a cup of coffee by the river”.

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