About Watford Park U3A (WPU3A)
WPU3A was established in 2007, and like all other U3As our aim is to encourage groups of people in their third age (i.e. post 'retirement') to come together and continue their enjoyment of learning in subjects of interest to them.
We take our name from our proximity to Cassiobury Park, the principal public open space in Watford. The park covers an area of over 190 acres (77 hectares) of green space stretching from Watford town centre to woodland and countryside to the west of the town
The area now occupied by the park was formerly part of the estate of the Earls of Essex. The house was demolished in 1927 and the quaint, castellated entrance gates on the Rickmansworth Road were removed in 1967 to make way for a new traffic system.
You can learn more about Cassiobury Park by following this link.
We have between 450 and 500 members. The annual membership cycle generally sees the renewal of 450+ members and this builds to close on 500 by year end. Members enjoy 12 Monthly Meetings each year, with speakers on a wide range of subjects, as well as organising and participating in over 60 Study Groups. You will find a list of our current Study Groups on the Groups Page and members can see details of forthcoming activities on the Events Page. More details can be found in our monthly Newsletter that is distributed to members.
If you are interested in joining us as a new member then please got to the Join page. We meet in St Luke's Church Hall in Langley Way in the afternoon of the fourth Tuesday in each month. If we cannot offer you membership immediately we will put you on our waiting list and get back to you as soon as a place is available.