Watford Borough Council has announced that new play, sport and leisure facilities at Oxhey Activity Park have opened. The redevelopment is part of the council’s continuing pledge to enhance green spaces and parks throughout the area. In turn, this will help the ‘health and well-being’ of all residents.
The space now features a skateboarding area, the Tasty Bean cafe, bike trail, and adventure playground. New habitats have been created to enhance biodiversity. Other elements include outdoor table tennis, and a Beryl bike-share bay.
The new Tasty Bean cafe at Oxhey Activity Park. Picture: Simon Jacobs.
As part of his manifesto the Elected Mayor of Watford, Peter Taylor, promised to ‘improve’ the borough’s ‘parks and green spaces’. He also wanted to see more residents ‘enjoying’ these amenities.
Mr Taylor explains in more detail, why such facilities are important at this current time:
“Since the outbreak of Covid-19 places like this have never been more important, people need places where they can connect with nature, take exercise and also have fun. There is strong evidence that open green spaces have a huge impact on people's health and well-being. I'm delighted these fantastic, accessible facilities are now open and hope people of all ages enjoy them.”
Peter Taylor, Elected Mayor of Watford, at Oxhey Activity Park. Picture: Simon Jacobs.
Councillor Williams, Portfolio Holder for Parks, added:
“The skate park is cutting edge and been designed for use by both younger off-road cyclists and those wanting to do daredevil aerial displays. We have a new adventure play area for younger children along with a cafe, table tennis facilities and toilets which you've never had in Oxhey Park before.”
For more information about the park visit: https://www.oxheyactivitypark.co.uk