Car park designations in Rhondda Cynon Taf are broken down into three categories: Short stay, Long stay and Limited Waiting.

Short stay car parks

Short-stay car parks are primarily used by shoppers and visitors, and as such have higher charges to try and deter long term parking in these locations. Maximum stay of 4 hours

Charging hours 8:00am to 6:00pm Monday - Saturday except bank holidays.

Sample Table
Up to an hourUp to two hoursUp to three hoursUp to four hours
50p £1.00 £1.50 £2.00

Long stay car parks

Long stay car parks are primarily used by office workers and people who need to park all day.

Charging hours 8:00am to 6:00pm Monday - Saturday except bank holidays.

Ynys car park charging hours are 8:00am – 4:00pm Monday – Saturday with 3 hours free limited waiting on a Saturday, (except bank holidays).

Sample Table
Up to four hoursOver four hoursSaturdays (all day)
£1.00 £2.00 £1 all day

Ticket machines used in the council’s car parks only accept payment in the form of coins and do not give change.

Limited waiting car parks

For the benefit of shoppers and visitors, some towns have limited waiting car park facilities, whereby parking is strictly limited to 2 hours, with no return permitted with a further 2 hours

The car parks with a limited waiting facility are:

  • Miskin Road Car Park, Mountain Ash
  • Hannah Street Car Park, Porth
  • Bridge Street Car Park, Tonypandy
  • Tonypandy Square Car Park, Tonypandy

Goods Yard car park Pontypridd

Since October 2012, Rhondda Cynon Taf Council only retains the right to manage and enforce the lower section of the Goods Yard Car Park adjacent to and behind the Bowls Centre. All Rhondda Cynon Taf Council parking bays are clearly marked with blue bay markings.

The remainder of the Goods Yard Car Park comes under the management enforcement of a private company.

Signage has been erected by the Council to clearly indicate the section of car park continuing under Council control. Car park users are strongly advised to consult Council information boards (situated next to ticket machines) prior to purchasing a pay & display parking ticket to ensure understanding.

Monthly and annual car park permits (season tickets)

Sample Table
PeriodCharge
Monthly £20.00
Annually £200

 

Apply for a monthly or annual car park permit

 

Alternatively, season tickets can also now be purchased via telephone by calling the Parking Services Department on 01443 494878.

Please note that car park permits (season tickets) are only valid in the Council's Long-stay car parks.

Motorcycle parking

Motorcycles may only park free of charge in Council car parks if parked in a designated Motorcycle area. These areas can be found in the

  • Green Street, Library and Crown Buildings Car Parks in Aberdare,
  • Miskin Road Car Park in Mountain Ash,
  • Gas Road Car Park in Pontypridd and 
  • Lower Car Park in Tonypandy.

Motorcycles parked outside of these areas must follow the same rules as other motor vehicles and park in a normal parking bay and the rider must purchase a ticket for the duration of the stay.

Disabled parking in council car parks

A vehicle displaying a valid Blue Disabled Badge may only park free of charge in Council car parks  if parked in a designated disabled bay. If no designated disabled bays are available and the driver chooses to park in a normal parking bay, then the tariff for that bay must be paid. Rhondda Cynon Taf Council is committed to providing disabled parking facilities within our Pay and Display car parks and currently has substantially more designated disabled bays than Government guidelines suggest.

Locations and designation of council car parks

View all Rhondda Cynon Taf car parks on a map

Sample Table
LocationDesignationOpening hours
Aberdare 
Crown Buildings Car Park Long stay 24 hours
Library Car Park Short stay 24 hours
Green Street Car Park Short stay 24 Hours
Duke Street Car Park Short stay 24 Hours
High Street Car Park Short stay 24 Hours
Nant Row Car Park Long stay 24 Hours
Rock Grounds Car Park Long stay

24 Hours

Ynys Car Park Long stay 24 Hours
Mountain Ash 
Henry Street North Car Park Short stay 24 Hours
Henry Street South Car Park Long stay 24 Hours
Pontypridd 
Gas Road Car Park Short stay 24 Hours
Goods Yard Car Park Long stay 24 Hours
Millfield Car Park Long stay 24 Hours
Berw Road Car Park Long stay 24 Hours
Sardis Road Car Park Long stay 7:00am - 7:00pm (Mon-Sat, except Bank Holidays)
Porth 
Porth Plaza Car Park Long stay 24 Hours
Tonypandy 
Dewinton Street Car Park Long stay 24 Hours
Tonypandy Upper Car Park Long stay 24 Hours
Tonypandy Lower Car Park Short stay 24 Hours

Locked car parks

Where car parks are locked at 7:00pm, any vehicle that requires to be let out of the car park will incur a release fee of £50 (inclusive of VAT). Details stating this charge can be found at the pedestrian exits of the car parks concerned.

Parking services

Sardis House,

Sardis Road
Pontypridd
CF37 1DU

Tel: 01443 425001

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