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21st May 2020 c360admin

Essex Country Parks set to Reopen

Essex County Council are pleased to confirm the reopening of Essex Country Parks on Thursday 21 May.

This follows the easing of restrictions to outside space and safety measures being put into place to allow us to open in line with government guidance to help keep visitors and staff safe.

The parks, car parks and toilets will be open to the public, however children’s play equipment, visitor centres and cafes will remain closed.

Visitors will need to observe the current rules on social distancing, particularly in places that could become crowded such as the car parks and toilets.

They anticipate that the parks will be busy and so ask you to use your judgment in relation to your visit, for example considering the time of your trip so that not everyone arrives at once.

Important changes to note before you visit:

  • Restricted opening hours of 9am – 5pm
  • Once car parks are full, we will have to limit access to the parks
  • We’d like to encourage you to download the car parking payment app in advance of your visit to minimise contact with the machines

For a full statement and FAQs around the reopening please visit our website here.