Free city centre parking launches in Chester for the fifth year bringing in visitors to the city centre

Free city centre parking launches in Chester for the fifth year bringing in visitors to the city centre

Chester BID and Chester Race Company are reviving the free parking scheme at Chester Racecourse to encourage visitors to the city

 From Sunday 30th January, Chester Race Company, in partnership with Chester BID, will extend free parking for shoppers and visitors to the city at the Racecourse and at Linenhall car park in Nicholas Street.  Free parking will be available every Sunday following a Saturday race meeting during the Chester Racecourse season and every last Sunday of the month for the rest of the year.

This will be the fifth consecutive year of that the racecourse has provided the free parking programme. Originally only at the racecourse, it grew in popularity and so more spaces were released at Linenhall car park in 2019. Now both venues over a potential of almost 800 spaces.

Sam Martin, Marketing Manager, Chester Race Company, said: “We are delighted to be supporting Chester BID and our city trader neighbours with the free parking initiative for the fifth consecutive year. The free parking initiative is always a huge success for the city and we are looking forward to supporting the local community once again.”

“We look forward to seeing the growth of the city centre’s bars, shops and restaurants as we start to reach some form of normality in the coming weeks and months.”

Emily Ghazarian, marketing and events manager, Chester BID, said: ‘We are so delighted to be working with Chester Race Company to again offer city visitors a free parking space once a month. It makes a day out in Chester much more affordable for those travelling by car to the city centre.’

Over the Covid lockdown period in March 2020, Chester BID worked with Chester Racecourse to offer free daily spaces for essential workers and shoppers to be able to park in the city centre.


FREE parking at Chester Racecourse, CH1 2LY, and Linenhall Car Park, CH1 2LP on the following Sundays throughout 2022: *

  • 30th January
  • 27th February
  • 27th March
  • 24th April
  • 29th May
  • 12th June
  • 26th June
  • 10th July
  • 17th July
  • 21st August
  • 10th September
  • 25th September
  • 30th October
  • 27th November
  • 18th December

*the last Sunday of every month, or during race season every Sunday after a racing Saturday

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News release – 27 January 2022