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COVID-19 Country Parks Update

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