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17 July 2012, 16:00
Three of Watford's parks have been recognised for their high standards and been awarded Green Flags.
Cassiobury Park, Woodside Playing Fields and Cheslyn House and Gardens are amongst 1424 parks in the UK to receive the award this year.
The parks are judged on eight categories; a welcoming place, healthy safe and secure, clean and well maintained, conservation and heritage, community involvement, marketing and management.
This is the forth year in a row that all three parks have won.
For Cassiobury Park its the sixth year.
Town Mayor, Dorothy Thornhill, says this year it means even more because they have had to reduce staff numbers with council cut backs.
She told Heart what makes their parks so special:
"We've kept them up-to-date, we keep them fresh and we have a wide range of activities going on there, I think that’s the secret- all the dog walkers know each other, the mums after school, the sports people"