Car park charges will start on Sunday 1 May
Following our announcement last year and feedback from visitors we are pleased to announce that the hourly car park charge has been reduced from £1 to an introductory rate of 50p per hour, with an additional option of 75p for a 90 minute stay. We hope this change will allow Gunnersbury to remain open and accessible to our local communities, whilst still bringing in vital funds that we intend to use for essential maintenance and park upkeep.
There will be no maximum stay for vehicles, and visitors can pay either by the app or the card payment machines. There will also be a 20 minute grace period before charges start to allow for drop offs/pick ups. Blue badge holders will not be charged and can park in the disabled car park by the museum and the main car park.
The basic running cost for Gunnersbury Park & Museum is £750,000 a year, and these costs are rising. Surplus funds generated from car parking income will be spent on essential park maintenance, including vital repair work on the paths around the park. We have a target of £80,000 in the first year to spend on this essential park maintenance, which will make a real difference in keeping Gunnersbury a thriving place for our communities to enjoy.