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Country Parks Update 03/07/2020

Buckinghamshire’s three country parks are open – enabling people to make more of the outdoors. Thorney Park is also open.

Black Park, Langley Park and Denham Country Park in the south of the county are all back open for business for visitors to exercise more, take a walk, or simply enjoy a picnic in some of the most beautiful surroundings in Buckinghamshire.

We are continually working on safe solutions to reopening all facilities within each of the parks, taking into account government guidelines.  However, at the current time we have some restrictions in place to meet current social distancing requirements.

We are pleased to say that from the 4th July our children’s play areas will reopen. If you visit to use these facilities please be aware of the following;

  • You MUST maintain social distancing from others, if it is too busy to do this please do not enter.
  • Do not use this equipment if you or any member of your household has coronavirus symptoms, or are self-isolating. 
  • You are advised that children should not use this equipment if they are clinically or extremely clinically vulnerable. 
  • Make sure you have hand sanitiser with you before entering the playground.
  • Encourage everyone in your family to wash their hands or use hand sanitiser regularly, as a minimum before and after using the playground. 
  • Encourage children to avoid touching their faces 
  • Some equipment can only be used by one child at a time while social distancing.  Please ensure your family waits at a safe distance if the equipment is in use or return later to use the equipment
  • At busy times please think of others and limit your time in the play area so others may use and enjoy it too.
  • Please do not consume food or drink in the playground
  • If your family is wearing disposable PPE, please take it home with you or where provided use the bins – DON’T LITTER. 

The charges to use the dedicated car parks remain in force, meaning that a ticket needs to be purchased from one of the machines. Alternatively, a valid parking season ticket should be clearly displayed. Please note that the height barriers are in place at car park entrances so no vehicles above a certain height will be able to enter. Additionally, bikes on top of cars will not be able to pass through the height barriers.

Full details of the current restrictions in each of the parks can be found in the section below.

Please remember to follow social distancing guidelines at all times to stay safe. Further guidance on spending time outdoors and access to green spaces during the current pandemic can be found on the government website 

 

Black Park Country Park

Pay and Display parking is open and enforcement is in operation

Height restriction at car park entrance (2m)

Limited number of toilets open

Café and children’s play area open from July 4th

 

Langley Park

Pay and Display parking is open and enforcement is in operation

Height restriction at car park entrance (1.8m)

Toilets open

Café and children’s play area open from July 4th

 

Denham Country Park

Pay and Display parking is open and enforcement is in operation

Height restriction at car park entrance (2m)

There are no handwashing facilities on site

Café and toilets closed

Children’s play area open from July 4th  

 

Thorney Park

This is a pedestrian access only site

There are no facilities at this site

Angling is for members of BCSG only

 

For further details on the opening of country parks and all other service area changes, please visit: www.buckinghamshire.gov.uk/coronavirus

Previous updates about the parks during the coronavirus outbreak can be viewed here

Country Parks Update 01/06/2020

Buckinghamshire’s three country parks are open – enabling people to make more of the outdoors. Thorney Park is also open.

Black Park, Langley Park and Denham Country Park in the south of the county are all back open for business for visitors to exercise more, take a walk, or simply enjoy a picnic in some of the most beautiful surroundings in Buckinghamshire.

We are continually working on safe solutions to reopening all facilities within each of the parks, taking into account government guidelines.  However, at the current time we have several restrictions in place to meet current social distancing requirements. This includes the continuing closure of visitor information points, offices, cafés, playgrounds and play areas. Also, in Black Park, the Go Ape facility remains closed. The toilets in Langley Park are now open and Black Park has a restricted number of toilets available for use.  We are working on a longer-term solution to open facilities at Denham but while they remain closed, please bring your own hand sanitisers to keep yourself safe.

Whilst cafes remain closed, we now have a limited takeaway offer from mobile units available in Black and Langley Parks. They are encouraging card payment, with social distanced queuing in place and may operate reduced hours compared to car park opening times.

The charges to use the dedicated car parks remain in force, meaning that a ticket needs to be purchased from one of the machines. Alternatively, a valid parking season ticket should be clearly displayed. Please note that the height barriers are in place at car park entrances so no vehicles above a certain height will be able to enter. Additionally, bikes on top of cars will not be able to pass through the height barriers.

Full details of the current restrictions in the parks can be found in the section below.

Please remember to follow social distancing guidelines at all times to stay safe. Further guidance on spending time outdoors and access to green spaces during the current pandemic can be found on the government website 

 

Black Park Country Park

Pay and Display parking is open and enforcement is in operation

Height restriction at car park entrance (2m)

Limited number of toilets open

Cafés and children’s play areas closed

Go Ape closed

Limited takeaway catering offer on site

 

Langley Park

Pay and Display parking is open and enforcement is in operation

Height restriction at car park entrance (1.8m)

Toilets open

Cafés and children’s play areas closed

Limited takeaway catering offer on site 

 

Denham Country Park

Pay and Display parking is open and enforcement is in operation

Height restriction at car park entrance (2m)

There are no hand washing facilities on site

Toilets, cafés and children’s play areas closed

 

Thorney Park

This is a pedestrian access only site

There are no facilities at this site

Angling is for members of BCSG only

 

For further details on the opening of country parks and all other service area changes, please visit: www.buckinghamshire.gov.uk/coronavirus

Previous updates about the parks during the coronavirus outbreak can be viewed here

 

Country Parks Update 21/05/2020

Buckinghamshire’s three country parks are open – enabling people to make more of the outdoors. Thorney Park is also open.

Black Park, Langley Park and Denham Country Park in the south of the county are all back open for business for visitors to exercise more, take a walk, or simply enjoy a picnic in some of the most beautiful surroundings in Buckinghamshire.

We are continually working on safe solutions to reopening all facilities within each of the parks, taking into account government guidelines.  However, at the current time we have several restrictions in place to meet current social distancing requirements. This includes the continuing closure of visitor information points, offices, cafés, playgrounds and play areas. Also, in Black Park, the Go Ape facility remains closed. The toilets in all country parks are currently closed, and while we’re working on a longer-term solution, please bring your own hand sanitisers to keep yourself safe.

Whilst cafes remain closed, we now have a limited takeaway offer from mobile units available in Black and Langley Parks. This are encouraging card payment, with social distanced queuing in place and may operate reduced hours compared to car park opening times.

The charges to use the dedicated car parks remain in force, meaning that a ticket needs to be purchased from one of the machines. Alternatively, a valid parking season ticket should be clearly displayed. Please note that the height barriers are in place at car park entrances so no vehicles above a certain height will be able to enter. Additionally, bikes on top of cars will not be able to pass through the height barriers.

Full details of the current restrictions in the parks can be found in the section below.

Please remember to follow social distancing guidelines at all times to stay safe. Further guidance on spending time outdoors and access to green spaces during the current pandemic can be found on the government website 

 

Black Park Country Park

Pay and Display parking is open and enforcement is in operation

Height restriction at car park entrance (2m)

There are no hand washing facilities on site

Toilets, cafés and children’s play areas closed

Go Ape closed

Limited takeaway catering offer on site

 

Langley Park

Pay and Display parking is open and enforcement is in operation

Height restriction at car park entrance (1.8m)

There are no hand washing facilities on site

Toilets, cafés and children’s play areas closed

Limited takeaway catering offer on site 

 

Denham Country Park

Pay and Display parking is open and enforcement is in operation

Height restriction at car park entrance (2m)

There are no hand washing facilities on site

Toilets, cafés and children’s play areas closed

 

Thorney Park

This is a pedestrian access only site

There are no facilities at this site

Angling is for members of BCSG only

 

For further details on the opening of country parks and all other service area changes, please visit: www.buckinghamshire.gov.uk/coronavirus

Previous updates about the parks during the coronavirus outbreak can be viewed here

 

13/05/2020

In response to the latest government advice published earlier this week, we’ve now reopened our three country parks – enabling people to make more of the outdoors.

Black Park, Langley Park and Denham Country Park in the south of the county are all back open for business for visitors to exercise more, take a walk, or simply enjoy a picnic in some of the most beautiful surroundings in Buckinghamshire.

However, reopening the country parks has meant introducing several restrictions to meet current social distancing requirements. This includes the continuing closure of visitor information points, offices, cafés, playgrounds and play areas. Also, in Black Park, the Go Ape facility remains closed, as does the Temple Gardens in Langley Park. The toilets in all country parks will also be closed, and while we’re working on a longer-term solution, please bring your own hand sanitisers to keep yourself safe.

The charges to use the dedicated car parks remain in force, meaning that a ticket needs to be purchased from one of the machines. Alternatively, a valid parking season ticket should be clearly displayed. Please note that the height barriers are in place at car park entrances so no vehicles above a certain height will be able to enter. Additionally, bikes on top of cars will not be able to pass through the height barriers.

Full details of the current restrictions in the parks can be found in the section below.

Please remember to follow social distancing guidelines at all times to stay safe. Further guidance on spending time outdoors and access to green spaces during the current pandemic can be found on the government website 

 

Black Park Country Park

Pay and Display parking is open and enforcement is in operation

Height restriction at car park entrance (2m)

There are no hand washing facilities on site

Toilets, cafés and children’s play areas closed

Go Ape closed

 

Langley Park

Pay and Display parking is open and enforcement is in operation

Height restriction at car park entrance (1.8m)

There are no hand washing facilities on site

Toilets, cafés and children’s play areas closed

Temple Gardens (rhododendron gardens) closed

 

Denham Country Park

Pay and Display parking is open and enforcement is in operation

Height restriction at car park entrance (2m)

There are no hand washing facilities on site

Toilets, cafés and children’s play areas closed

 

For further details on the opening of country parks and all other service area changes, please visit: www.buckinghamshire.gov.uk/coronavirus