A 16 acre park is having several improvements made to it by a council.

Garston Park will undergo a range of renovation works as part of Watford Borough Council’s work to enhance parks, playgrounds and amenity spaces across the town

The improvements at the park will include an upgraded children's play area, the building of a new small skate park and improving walkways for connectivity as part of the council's programme.

More trees will also be planted to add to Watford’s tree canopy and a new wildflower meadow will be created.

The council says the initiatives will support biodiversity and improve the soil, climate and the environment.

Elected Mayor of Watford, Peter Taylor said “I am delighted that we have started work on our improvements to Garston Park, an important manifesto commitment of mine. This is part of our ongoing commitment to keep improving parks and green spaces in Watford for children and adults alike to enjoy.

"The investment in Garston Park will ensure there will be plenty of opportunities to get active, have fun and enjoy being outdoors. We work hard to make sure we have fantastic parks and green spaces and that work will continue.”

People living in Garston and park users will be invited to become a part of the programme by establishing a Friends of Garston Park volunteer group.

Work on the park started on February 10 and is set to be completed by the Summer.

Twelve of Watford's parks and greenspaces have been awarded Green Flag status, an award given to the best parks in the country. You can find out more about Watford’s open spaces here