Richmond Park in west London has been at the centre of a debate in recent weeks as cyclists have been banned from the park because of the coronavirus pandemic. In March, Royal Parks announced that Richmond Park would be closed to cyclists because riders were not adhering to social distancing guidelines.
Richmond Park is open to vehicles from 7:00 am in the summer and 7:30 am in the winter. Vehicle gates close at dusk all year round. Pedestrian gates are open 24 hours except during the deer cull in November and February. During these months, pedestrian gates open at 7:30 am and close at 8:00 pm.
Dogs are welcome in all the Royal Parks although there are some places where they are not allowed or should be kept on a lead . In Bushy Park and Richmond Park you should keep your dogs away from the deer. The Royal Parks are for everyone to enjoy.
Pools on the Park Richmond Since 1966, Pools on the Park has provided countless people with one of the most holistic leisure facilities in the area. Located just a minutes’ walk from Richmond train station, Pools on the Park lido, is a great spot to watch life go by and enjoy a cooling swim on a hot summer’s day.
That’s right, the gates are open all night to walkers and cyclists.
Parking is free of charge.
Richmond Park, in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, was created by Charles I in the 17th century as a deer park. The largest of London’s Royal Parks, it is of national and international importance for wildlife conservation. Buildings.
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Public Notices Greenwich Park is open but there are some changes due to Covid. Please click here for the latest information. Car parks may be extremely busy during lockdown , especially on public holidays and at weekends, so we ask you to use alternative transport to access the park if you can.
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Richmond Park It measures 2,500 acres – three times the size of Central Park , five times bigger than Monaco.
Sometimes the deer may be injured and some are even killed during the fights for supremacy. There are 2 culls in Richmond Park – the males in February and the females in November. In Bushy Park , however, the male cull takes place in September and the female cull in November.
The deer in Richmond Park and Bushy Park are wild animals and can be unpredictable. Our parks are nature reserves and the herds of wild deer roam freely. For your safety, please keep at least 50 metres away from the deer at all times and don’t touch , feed or attempt to photograph the deer at close range.