Council agree new pricing structure valid from 1st January 2019
Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council agreed a new pricing structure for Gosford Forest Park which will come into effect from 1st January 2019.
The annual car parking pass for local regular users of the park has been cut in half from £50 per year to £25, while an annual motorcycle pass is £12.50, Minibus – £50, Coach – £55 and Horsebox – £55. The annual pass concessionary rate for a car pass will be £16.25, motorbike £8.50 and minibus £32.50. Daily entrance fees will remain the same at £5.00.
Lord Mayor Julie Flaherty commented,
“Gosford Forest Park is a fantastic facility which the council is committed to transform into one of the top five forest parks in Northern Ireland. We believe this new agreed pricing structure not only recognises our local ratepayers who use the park on a regular basis but it will also maximise income from visitors and out of state tourists as development plans start to progress.
“This is also welcomed by our Cusher councillors who have continually raised concerns over regular users parking on the hard-shoulder and multi-agencies including the PSNI and Department for Instructure (Roads Service) who are working together with the council to improve the safety of road and park users”.
Plans are still progressing on the development of an iconic themed play trail, additional car parking, visitor facilities including toilets and onsite café.
In addition, the new multi-use walking and cycling trails will be officially opened to the public on Friday 7th December.
Annual parking pass can now be purchased online by visiting www.getactiveabc.com/gosfordforestpark
Caravanning will be available to book online from 2nd January 2019.