Planning your visit
Address: Cassiobury Park, end of Gade Avenue, near the bottom of Cassiobury Park Avenue, Watford, WD18 7LG View on Google map
Toilets: There are public toilets by the children's paddling pool
Cassiobury Park is Watford's secret gem - not too far from the town centre. The park is a tranquil and relaxing place, and also a great location to walk, run, fish or, down by the canal, simply watch the boats glide past on the Grand Union Canal.
The canal passes along the western side of the park, not too far from the splash pool and playground, and separates it from Whippendell Woods. There's a superb hump backed bridge just over the lock, a great place to watch boats pass and there are a couple of benches on the side so you can put your feet up and gongoozle to your heart's content.
Places to eat:
There's plenty of grass for laying down your picnic blanket, plus a few benches near the bridge if you want to take the weight off your legs
The canal is a green corridor running through Watford and a lovely place to take the kids to feed the ducks
By car - there's one official car park for Cassiobury Park at the end of Gade Avenue near the bottom of Cassiobury Park Avenue (WD18 7LG and WD18 7LH are the nearest postcodes). Parking is free, but there are only 78 spaces
By tube - Watford Tube station is just a five minute stroll away