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Black Park

About the Park

Black Park covers over 500 acres of woodland, heathland and open space in South Buckinghamshire. With family friendly attractions, such as the adventure playground and Go Ape, miles of beautiful woodland tracks and trails, and opportunities for wildlife spotting, the park offers something for everyone to enjoy.

 Park Map

Opening times

Black Park is closed now

31st October 2021 to 5th February 2022

8:00am - 5:00pm

6th February 2022 to 26th March 2022

8:00am - 6:00pm

27th March 2022 to 24th September 2022

8:00am - 8:00pm

25th September 2022 to 29th October 2022

8:00am - 7:00pm


Black Park Country Park
Black Park Road



Parking charges apply year round and start at £2.80 for 2 hours. View our full breakdown of parking and permit charges


Contact Us

Phone: 01753 511060




Black Park has a rich filming history and is often used as a location for both big and small productions.  This means that there are sometimes temporary closures of paths or woodland compartments  - this is done for the safety of visitors and productions whilst there is set construction or filming using vehicles/heavy equipment. Visitors are notified about any temporary path closures via our social media and on site signage.


Black Park and the Local Community

We are proud to host the Black Park Shed, part of the national Men in Sheds movement. More information can be found on their website.


You’ll find public toilets at the top of the car park and at the Lakeside Café.  Both include disabled and baby changing facilities.


Take a short walk around the lake from the car park to the Lakeside Café for hot and cold meals, tea, coffee, cakes, snacks and of course ice cream! With indoor and outdoor seating available this is a great place to enjoy a meal in beautiful surroundings. Alternatively you can grab a coffee and hot and cold snacks at the refreshment kiosk at the top of the car park adjacent to Go Ape. The kiosk and Café are both run by San Remo Catering.

Wheelchair Access

Free parking and designated spaces are available for blue badge holders in the car park. There is a tarmac path around the lake with seating at regular intervals and the café is accessible for wheelchairs. The majority of main paths throughout the park are hard stony paths with occasional loose stones. The park is mainly flat with no stiles and few gates and cattle grids. 


Adventure play area for younger children and treehouse play area for older children.

Pay and Display

Large pay and display car park. A full breakdown of charges can be found on our parking page

Go Ape

Head up into the trees with Go Ape.

Head to our What’s On pages to see our seasonal events’

Go Ape

Head up into the trees with Go Ape.  Tree Top Adventure, Tree Top Junior, Forest Segway and Nets Kingdom are all available in Black Park.  Head to their website for more information and book your adventure today. 


Younger children can run wild in the safety of our Emma Sallis play area, which contains a selection of climbing equipment and slides.  It is located near to the Lakeside Café and picnic benches. Alice’s Treehouse, located near the Go Ape facility, is a small play area for older children.


There are 10 miles of well surfaced tracks for cycling.  Bring your own bikes or hire a mountain bike from the Go Ape Cabin.  There is a no cycling zone along one end of the lake – pay attention to signs on site.


There are extensive forest paths and trails for walkers and runners of all abilities, more information can be found on our Walks & Trails page. Explore for yourself or join an organised event. There is a weekly Parkrun at 9am every Saturday. Simply Walk run a volunteer led walk at Black Park every Thursday morning, starting in the car park. It is a great way to explore the park and meet friends.  For more information, see the parkrun and Simply Walk websites. 


Our orienteering packs contain a detailed map and instruction leaflet that will guide you around our extensive orienteering course - this is a great activity for children and groups. Download free, buy online or purchase from The Visitor Information Point during opening hours.


There is a variety of fish in Black Park Lake including Pike, Perch, Carp, Roach, Rudd, Bream and Tench. You can purchase day passes at the Lakeside Café or the Visitor Information Point.  Find out more about fishing in the Country Parks on the fishing page.

Dog Walking

Well behaved dogs and their humans are welcome in all of our parks; we do ask that dogs are kept under close control and that waste is picked up and disposed of considerately. Clear signage is displayed throughout all the parks regarding dogs-on-leads areas and dog free areas.