Car parks

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – parking

The following car parks are in use as coronavirus test sites: Grays Beach on Thames Road, Crown Road in Grays, Gordon Road (Grover Walk) in Corringham, and Canterbury Parade in South Ockendon. Canterbury Parade car park is closed for parking, while others have fewer spaces.

Parking charges and penalties are suspended until 31 July 2021 for NHS staff and others carrying out vital work relating to coronavirus (COVID-19), who park safely without causing obstruction on crossings, zig-zags or restricted areas. From 1 August 2021, a NHS parking permit will be needed.

Off-street car parks

Our off-street car parks are all pay-and-display. You must buy a ticket for the amount of time you need.

All pay-and-display parking machines only accept payment by debit card or credit card – following a series of break-ins, the machines no longer accept or contain cash.

Charges and instructions are displayed with all pay-and-display machines. A phone number will be displayed if there's a problem with the machine.

Grays town centre is a controlled parking zone that has both off-street car parks and on-street pay-and-display parking.

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Off-street short stay parking in Grays

Car parks are in the following locations are open 24 hours a day.

Car park Spaces Charges
Darnley Road, Grays,
Google Map – Darnley Road
30 up to 1 hour = 70p,
up to 2 hours = £1.30,
up to 4 hours = £2.10

Off-street long stay parking in Grays

Car parks are in the following locations are open 24 hours a day.

Car park Spaces Charges
Argent Street, Grays,
Google Map – Argent Street
42 up to 1 hour = 70p,
up to 2 hours = £1.30,
up to 4 hours = £2.10,
up to 6 hours = £3.70,
over 6 hours = £5.80
Cromwell Road, Grays,
Google Map – Cromwell Road
60
Crown Road, Grays,
Google Map – Crown Road
96
Station House, opposite Grays rail station main entrance,
Google Map – Station House
10
Grays Beach, Thames Road,
Google Map – Thames Road
182 up to 2 hours = 70p,
over 2 hours = £3.20

Other car parks in Grays

The following car parks are privately owned – check their websites for opening times and charges.

Car park Spaces Charges
Multi storey car park, Grays,
Google Map – Multi storey car park
700 go to car park website: Grays Shopping Centre
Morrisons supermarket, Grays,
Google Map – Morrisons supermarket
540 up to 3 hours = £1 – refunded depending on the amount spent in store
Grays rail station,
Google Map – Grays rail station
168 go to car park website: NCP Grays station

Off-street car parks outside Grays

Car parks in the following locations are open 24 hours a day.

Car park Spaces Charges
Gordon Road (Grover Walk), Corringham,
Google Map – Gordon Road (Grover Walk)
112 Free
Gordon Road (Police station), Corringham,
Google Map – Gordon Road (Police station)
53 Free
Giffords Cross, Corringham,
Google Map – Giffords Cross
78 Free
Defoe Parade, Chadwell St Mary,
Google Map – Defoe Parade
56 Free
Lodge Lane, Grays (Socketts Heath),
Google Map – Lodge Lane
56 Free
Canterbury Parade, South Ockendon,
Google Map – Canterbury Parade
100 Free up to 1 hour,
1 to 2 hours 60p,
over 2 hours £2.10