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COVID-19 Country Parks Update

Country Parks Update 17/07/2020

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

 

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 

 

Denham Country Park

Pay and Display parking is open and enforcement is in operation

Height restriction at car park entrance (2m)

Toilets open

Café and children’s play area open 

 

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