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Car parking tariffs

Car parking charges apply at Waltham Abbey Gardens and Cornmill Meadows.


Charges are in place seven days a week, including Bank Holidays whenever the car park is open. Charges apply to all vehicles, including motorbikes.

First hour FREE
Up to a whole day £2.50

The tariffs have been guided by other charges in place locally.

Blue Badge holders

Blue Badge holders can park for free, please register your details with us to be eligible.
Please allow 7 days for your registration to be activated.

Register now for blue badge holders

Annual parking permits

If you are a frequent visitor you can buy an annual permit.

Find out more car parking permits

Methods of payment for day tickets

•    At the payment machine within the car park, to be paid at any point before you leave
•    Online at (there is an extra administration fee for using this service)
•    By phone 0330 400 7275 (there is an extra administration fee for using this service)

Each vehicle gets one hour free a day at each car park – so if you have a free hour starting at 08:00 one day at one of the car parks you won’t be able to have a free hour at, for example, 17:00 that day at the same car park. The machines reset themselves for this free parking at midnight. 

How do I appeal if I have received a Penalty Charge Notice?

Please be aware that Lee Valley Regional Park Authority is not involved in the issuing of or the appeals process for any Penalty Charge Notice given.

The car park is run by ParkingEye and in the event of a customer appealing their parking charge all appeals are dealt with directly by them. You would need to contact ParkingEye as per the details on their charge letter, which is via one of the following methods: in writing to ParkingEye, PO Box 575, Chorley, PR6 6HT or via the online appeals form at

Please note that Lee Valley Regional Park Authority does not profit in any way from the issuing of Penalty Charge Notices and we will support an appeal if the customer has abided by and followed the car parking terms and conditions fully.

Opening times

Open all year round

Car park opening times

Waltham Abbey Gardens car park is open 24 hours. Cornmill Meadows car park is locked every evening, see opening times below which are also prominently displayed at each site.


Open time

Close time







June - August












December - March



How to get here

Waltham Abbey Gardens
Abbey View
Waltham Abbey
Essex EN9 1XQ

By train: the nearest station is Waltham Cross on the Liverpool Street line (20 minute walk)

By bus: the 251 goes from the station to the town

By car: Waltham Abbey is a 5 minute drive from the M25 (J26)



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