Rickmansworth Aquadrome, Rickmansworth

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Rickmansworth Aquadrome is a 41 hectares (101 acres) public park and Local Nature Reserve in Rickmansworth in Hertfordshire. It is owned and managed by Three Rivers District Council.
There are two lakes, which were created by the extraction of gravel for the original Wembley Stadium; Batchworth Lake is used for water skiing and Bury Lake is used by Bury Lake Young Mariners for sailing and canoeing. The site has a diverse range of wildlife habitats. It has small copper and gatekeeper butterflies.

The Aquadrome has open grassland; areas of woodland with trees such as oaks and willows; many birds including herons and moorhens; large car park; café and children's play area. Its boundaries are the River Colne to the north, the Grand Union Canal to the east and south and Stocker's Lake nature reserve to the west. In July 2009, it received a Green Flag Award for parks and open spaces which meet high standards.

Vehicular access is from Harefield Road via Frogmoor Lane'.
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  • Love it here. I take my 90 year old dad, who is 90 and onset dementia most weeks to get him out of the house and give him fresh air and exercise. Nice distanced walks around the lakes, with the... 
    Love it here. I take my 90 year old dad, who is 90 and onset dementia most weeks to get him out of the house and give him fresh air and exercise. Nice distanced walks around the lakes, with the...  more »
  • feeding the ducks is fine though the swans are quite aggressive so be warned if you have toddlers- the cafe food was tasty but quite expensive if you have a few children (£12 for a burger £7 for a... 
    feeding the ducks is fine though the swans are quite aggressive so be warned if you have toddlers- the cafe food was tasty but quite expensive if you have a few children (£12 for a burger £7 for a...  more »
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  • A lovely outdoor area with lots of trails to walk amid plenty of lakes. A well maintained picnic area caters to those wishing to just enjoy the outdoors. Those with a keen eye can spot a number of avian residents and visitors including swans and Canadian Geese. To top it off, the cafe serves a delectable menu with plenty of veg options after a day of wandering around.
  • Always a pleasure to go here. A very nice coffee shop. Please walk up the canal to the lock and find a very good outside cafe. They make excellent sandwiches etc. Even better they bake their own cakes. This is a very good place for gentle exercise and full of lovely polite and sociable people. 3 lakes yo walk round. Plenty of seats all around.

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