Rickmansworth Aquadrome

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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.[1][2]

    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.[3][2] 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'.[4]


    1. ^ "Rickmansworth Aquadrome". Local Nature Reserves. Natural England. 14 March 2013. Retrieved 8 February 2015.
    2. ^ a b "Map of Rickmansworth Aquadrome". Local Nature Reserves. Natural England. Retrieved 8 February 2015.
    3. ^ "Rickmansworth Aquadrome". Three Rivers District Council. Archived from the original on 6 March 2015. Retrieved 8 February 2015.
    4. ^ "Rickmansworth Aquadrome leaflet" (PDF). Three Rivers District Council. Retrieved 8 February 2015.

    Coordinates: 51°37′59″N 0°28′43″W / 51.6331°N 0.4785°W / 51.6331; -0.4785