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The Esplanade parking

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​The Esplanade, Rochdale OL16 1AQ
On-street parking. 10 hours maximum stay. One visit every 24 hours. Always open.

General car spaces available. Disabled spaces available. Motorcycle spaces available.

Parking spaces

  • General use spaces: approximately 84
  • Disabled spaces: 15
    FREE parking when you display a valid Blue Badge. You don't need to display a ticket.
  • Motorcycle spaces: 84
    FREE parking in a general use space. You don't need to display a ticket.


The following vehicles aren't permitted to use this parking area:

  • Vehicles over 5 tonnes


You'll need to check the tariff board on the day for the most up to date prices and conditions.

Monday-Saturday between 8am-6pm:

  • Up to 3 hours: FREE
  • Up to 4 hours: £1
  • Up to 5 hours: £1.30
  • Up to 6 hours: £1.60
  • Over 6 hours: £5

FREE parking on Sundays, bank holidays and evenings between 6pm-8am.

Please note: if you park your vehicle for the FREE 3 hours, you'll still need to get a ticket from the machine and display it inside your front windscreen.

Payment options

You must make your payment at the car park machine using coins. You should try to give the exact money needed for your payment as no change is given.

The machine doesn't accept notes or card payments.


0300 303 8879

Phone: Monday-Friday 8.30am-5.30pm.
Closed for training Monday 11am-11.30am.

Parking Services
Number One Riverside
Smith Street
Rochdale OL16 1XU