Oxhey Activity Park has won a sports award for its various physical activities introduced this year.

The activity park which opened last month won the Hertfordshire Service to Sport awards organised by Herts Sports Partnership after receiving over 3,000 votes across the county.

It features many facilities including a skate park, a BMX track, an adventure playground and an outdoor table tennis table.

Regular Sky Sports F1 commentator David Croft hosted the event this year and awarded the park.

He said: “That a local authority was able to make such a significant investment in a modern state-of-the-art facility at its heart the needs and views of young people, and at a time of such budgetary constraints, it’s a great credit to the vision and intent of Watford Borough Council.”

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Elected Mayor of Watford, Peter Taylor said “I’m so glad that Oxhey Activity Park has received the Vice Chairs Award only one month after being opened.

“The fact it’s already won an award and is being recognised by people across Hertfordshire and even the country, is testament to the great facilities on offer. One of the key parts of my manifesto was to improve Watford’s parks and green spaces and get more people out and about enjoying these facilities.”

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The skate park at Oxhey Activity Park (Photo: Ray Schwartz)

The mayor continued: “There have been some fantastic and creative ways of staying active and keeping the love of sport shining through this uncertain time, so I would also like to thank the dedication and selfless efforts of sports volunteers across Watford, who have kept people healthy and happy during the pandemic.

“Since the outbreak of Covid-19, parks and sport clubs have never been more important, people need places where they can connect, take exercise and also fun.”