Work has begun to increase access to a children’s play area and widen a footpath in a park.

A new path is also being created in Leavesden Green Recreation Ground, Watford, that will connect to the wider one.

Watford Borough Council said the changes are to increase accessibility and to allow two people to walk side-by-side.

Watford Observer: The new footpath will connect to the Leavesden Green Community Hub.The new footpath will connect to the Leavesden Green Community Hub. (Image: Google Street View)

Spurs off the main path are being created to link it to the children’s play area.

The local ward councillors, with the support of Leavesden Green Residents Association, got the improvements underway.

Stanborough councillor Tim Williams said: "As local councillors we are also arranging additional signage in the park, as well as extra planting later this year, and in the future, it'll be great to have a full perimeter path established." 

The work, which started on June 5, is expected to last for three weeks.

Mayor of Watford, Peter Taylor, said: “I want all our parks and green spaces in Watford to be accessible and enjoyable for Watford residents and visitors.

“By extending the path and connecting it to other areas of the park, including the Leavesden Green Community Hub, we can make the experience of visiting more pleasant.”