Thursday, December 7, 2023

Parks near Thurrock set to re-open

Belhus Park

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.

We 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.

Which Parks does this affect?

The Parks reopening on 21 May are listed below.

Sky Ropes and children’s play equipment will not be available at any of our sites until further notice.

Belhus Woods Country Park
Cressing Temple Barns
Cudmore Grove Country Park
Danbury Country Park
Great Notley Country Park
Hadleigh Country Park
Marsh Farm Country Park
Thorndon Country Park
Weald Country Park


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