The parking charges proposed by the Council in January this year ("Preston Park parking proposals") have been finalised. These will be introduced on June 18th in the Ride & the Gallop shown in red above. The charges, which will apply daily from 9am to 6pm, are as follows:-
- Up to one hour 50p
- Up to two hours £1
- Up to three hours £2
- Up to six hours £3
All other areas of the park, with the exception of some free disabled parking bays, will be pedestrian only zones. Disabled parking was originally suggested for the areas shown in blue.
These charges are lower than on street parking charges and disabled parking for Blue Badge holders will be free.
Simultaneously the maximum length of stay for on-street parking along part of nearby Preston Park Avenue is being extended from four to 11 hours from Monday June 18 to provide alternative parking for workers, residents and others. BrightonBits commented on the need for changes here in April last year. See "Parking (not) in Preston Park Avenue".