Richmond Park is fully open to cyclists once again, five months after restrictions were put in place. Cycling in the popular west London green space has been limited since March, when park management banned people from riding through the park due to concerns about coronavirus.
Cycling is still banned in Richmond Park while pedestrians are allowed to use the green space.
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.
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.
There are now two toilet blocks within Isabella, one near Still Pond, and one by Peg’s Pond gate. The toilet at Still Pond is open between April and November, the toilet at Peg’s Pond gate is open year round. Both have wheelchair accessible cubicles.
A cycling ban in Bushy Park has been overturned by community campaign. Campaigners fought to reinstate the 500-metre long passage, connecting Bushy Park from Hampton Village, Teddington , Kingston and Hampton Court, to be used as a dual-path again for both walkers and cyclists , after it was banned in April 2016.
That’s right, the gates are open all night to walkers and cyclists.
A large volume of cyclists , observations of cyclists speeding or without helmets, fears of transmission through exhalation of air and excess burden on the NHS were amongst the key reasons that the Royal Parks made the decision to ban cyclists from Richmond Park , an FOI request reveals.
SOUTHWEST LONDON PARK PERIMETERS
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Richmond Park is a fabulous park that doesn’t always get the attention it deserves. Overshadowed by its central cousins, Hyde Park and Regents Park , the park in Richmond nonetheless offers visitors an enjoyable nature experience. Nevertheless, this expansive park is still worth the trip .
Parking is free of charge.
No, the park entrance is free of charge. You may need to pay for the parking , if you want to leave your car inside the park and go for a walk. All London parks are free except for Kew Gardens which is worth the entrance fee because it holds the world’s biggest collection of plants.