Rushmere Country Park

    Changes to parking from Monday 19 July 2021

    Our new automatic number plate recognition (APNR) parking system is now live as of Monday 19 July. You must now pay for your parking before you leave the car park at both entrances as there is no payment possible at the exit barrier.

    Holders of the Greensand Parking Pass should continue to present their pass at the exit barrier as usual as it overrides the ANPR system. We are currently working on making the transition from the use of the pass card to a system where the pass card will no longer be required but this is further down the line and we will let passholders know once we are able to make the switch.

    How to pay for your parking 

    Payment is either by using the free Flowbird app available to download to your mobile device from your App Store or onsite using payment machines located near both visitor centres where you can pay by card or cash. You will need to make sure you pay before you exit.

    Greensand Parking Pass holders can use their card at the exit barrier as usual.

    We recommend you download the app to your device before you visit (although we do have free WiFi available at both visitor centres) and register your vehicle to make paying before you exit quick and easy.

    Main Car Park:

    Pay before you leave using bank card (contactless or chip & pin) or coins (no change given) at the payment machine located at Herons' View Visitor Centre, Linslade Road, Heath and Reach, Bedfordshire LU7 0EB

    Stockgrove Car Park: 

    Limited spaces available, pay before you leave using bank card (contactless or chip & pin) or coins (no change given) at the payment machine located at located at Brickhill Road, Heath and Reach, Bedfordshire LU7 0BA

    Alternatively download the FLOWBIRD parking app from your App Store, register your vehicle and pay on your mobile device.

    Holders of a Greensand Parking Pass should present their card at the exit barrier as usual.

    New tiered parking charges

    Our new faster, more responsive automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) system, offers tiered parking charges which we believe will improve the site's overall capacity and flow of visitors in and out of the park and better relate to visitors' needs providing options for short, mid and long term stays.

    New charges are as follows:

    Save Money with an Annual Greensand Parking Pass

    If you're a regular visitor to the park, you will make huge savings by buying an annual Greensand Parking Pass - and if you choose the Gift Aid option you can support the work we do even more!

    The standard annual Greensand Parking Pass is available for just £60 or you can support the site further by choosing the donate and gift aid option for £66.

    This means just £5 per month or £1.15per week with a standard annual pass and by choosing Gift Aid this comes to £5.50 per month or £1.20 a week!

    Buy your Greensand Parking Pass here

    Larger vehicles and group parking

    Large groups who come to the park for self-led visits will be charged £25 for parking a minibus and £50 for a coach - please see Visitor Services.

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