Job Done: Revamping Cassiobury Park, Watford

Project Revamping a Watford playground
Client Watford Borough Council
Contractor Sutcliffe Play
Cost £215,000

A granite stone maze is the centrepiece of a refurbished playground in Watford's Green Flag Award-winning Cassiobury Park.

Watford Borough Council wanted to refurbish the existing playground in the park and intended for it to be the area's flagship play space.

The brief required Pontefract-based Sutcliffe Play to create an innovative playscape for children in the surrounding area, while incorporating a broad range of equipment and taking into consideration the environment and sustainability of the products used.

The council and Sutcliffe Play carried out consultation with local schools to inspire the design.

New equipment includes a cableway, tyre swing, large trampoline and sandpit, as well as two inclusive swings, toddler swings, back-to-back and dish roundabouts, seesaws and a rotating beam.

Installation of new rubber safety surfacing with leaf graphics, new footpaths, litter bins and playground signage was also carried out. A granite stone maze and commemorative stone monolith create a focal point in the play area.

Sutcliffe Play area sales manager Vince Perry said: "It's been a great project to be involved with. The park and playground are, and will continue to be, a significant part of the local community's daily life. Being able to consult with the local schools was a real benefit when designing and creating a suitable play area they would all appreciate and use."


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