A country park which has recently undergone restoration has won a national award.

Leavesden Country Park was named 'most improved space of the year' at the Green Flag awards, which recognises the best parks and green spaces.

There has been a £1.2 million investment in the 27 hectares Abbots Langley park with new playground, heritage, art, and environmental facilities.

The park consists of walking and cycling paths, a football pitch, wildlife areas, tennis courts, a children’s play area, an outdoor gym, a sculpture trail, a sensory garden, and a remembrance garden.

Watford Observer: Remembrance garden at Three Rivers District Council Remembrance garden at Three Rivers District Council

Funding came from Three Rivers District Council, the National Lottery Heritage Fund and Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden.

Last month Leavesden Country Park achieved the Green Heritage Site Accreditation – the first park in Three Rivers to do so.

Watford Observer: Leavesden Country Park. Credit: Peter StevensLeavesden Country Park. Credit: Peter Stevens

After being named the most improved space, Three Rivers district councillor Chris Lloyd said: "I am absolutely delighted and proud that Leavesden Country Park has been recognised with this national award.

"The significant project of restoration and improvement was delivered with, and for the community. I would like to thank all our partners."

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