Waterside at Riverwell boasts an exclusive on-site gym. Open solely to residents of the development, the facility encompasses cardio, free weights and resistance zones; it also has an area dedicated to floorwork, stretching and cooling down – all vital parts of a comprehensive workout. Equipment available includes treadmills, cross trainers, cycles and rowing machines, as well as weights of different sizes catering to a range of abilities.
The area benefits from an abundance of green space and public parks. These include Cassiobury Park, which extends across 250 acres and encompasses tennis courts, football and cricket pitches, a miniature railway and an outdoor gym. Cycling routes and walking trails cross the park and there’s also a wildlife reserve, farm and fishery. Other parks include Riverside Recreation Ground and Oxhey Park – both around 10 minutes’ walk away.
Watford Leisure Centre, less than 10 minutes’ drive away, and Woodside Leisure Centre, around 15 minutes’ drive from the development, both offer a range of facilities including swimming pools, fitness studios, gym and sports halls. Next door to the Woodside centre, Woodside Stadium is home to Watford Harriers and Watford Town Cricket Club. It has an eight-lane running track, cricket and football pitches. Watford FC’s Vicarage Road stadium is just 10 minutes’ walk away.
For the more culturally inclined, Watford Colosseum is an important entertainment venue for music, comedy, drama and sport; it is currently undergoing refurbishment. Watford Palace Theatre stages a comprehensive programme of live music, comedy, drama and dance, while The Pump House Theatre & Arts Centre is a popular music and comedy venue. Multiplex cinemas are located within the town’s shopping centre and at Woodside Leisure Park, around 15 minutes’ drive away – these screen the latest movie releases and family favourites.