There are several situations where a temporary car park may be required to increase your parking capacity. You may need additional space for parking on construction sites, in a public area where there is limited space or during an event. Even having a party in a residential area may require additional parking.

The locations where you need a temporary car park may vary, and so do the types of requirements you will have to meet. Here are some of the things to consider when creating a temporary car park.

1. Types of Temporary Car Parks

There are two main types of temporary car parks you can create. The first is a hard surface car park, which includes paved surfaces and asphalt. Typically, this is a space already suitable to be used as car parking rather than one that is paved especially to provide temporary parking spaces. 

The second type is a soft surface car park, which means the ground is covered with gravel or crushed rock. This is a great option if you have access to land that can extend your available parking as you can easily restore it once your event or construction work is completed. 

If you are going to create a soft surface temporary car park, it is a good idea to use ground reinforcements to protect the ground underneath. Grid style reinforcements help to keep gravel and shingle in place while also aiding drainage, providing better traction for vehicles and protecting the ground.  

2. Decide on Your Location

The location can vary depending on your needs and the space you have available. For example, if you are hosting an event, you may want the car park close to the event’s entrance so it is easy for guests to find and so there are accessible spaces. 

If you need additional parking for a construction site, you’ll have to consider what equipment will be using the car park and the type of access it will require.

If the location you have access to for additional parking is a good distance away from your venue, you may want to consider signage and temporary pathways to make it easier for people to reach the entrance once they have parked. 

3. Ensure Safety Regulations Are Met

You need to ensure that safety regulations are met when choosing a location for and setting up your temporary car park. 

For example, you will have to put up a barrier around the area to prevent people from entering without authorisation. You will also need to provide signage for safety purposes so that drivers know where to go and what areas are for parking.

You also want to make sure that any entrances and exits are well-lit, that there are no drop-offs or obstructions on the ground and that there is a way for emergency vehicles to access the area.

It’s also important that there is a way for pedestrians to cross the parking area safely, ideally with a sidewalk or a temporary walkway. And if you have ramps or stairs, they should be well-lit as well.

When considering parking regulations, it’s important to know where your temporary car park is located and what regulations may apply. In other areas, you may need handicap access for people with disabilities.

4. Consider Costs and Logistics

The cost and logistics should also be considered when creating a temporary car park. You should consider whether you need equipment for the parking lot, how much it costs, what it requires in terms of space, and how many people will be needed to set up and run the car park. 

If you need a temporary car park for a construction project, you may need to get permits or meet certain requirements. The location and duration of your temporary car park will also be factors in how much it costs. If you are hosting an event, you may want to consider how many cars you expect and whether there is enough space to accommodate them.

It’s important that you research your potential solutions before making decisions based on cost alone though, otherwise, you may end up with an unusable temporary car park.

5. Choose a Parking Layout

When you’re deciding what type of parking layout to use, it’s important to know the types of vehicles that will be parking there and how many cars you need to accommodate. For example, if you’re creating a temporary car park on the construction site, you may not need as much space as one for a concert, although you may need larger spaces.

You also need to plan for how many cars will be coming in and how they will flow. If people are arriving at different times and not all at once, then it is important to have enough parking spaces for the new arrivals. You should always plan for the possibility that you may need to provide more parking spaces than you first predicted. 

Planning for a large number of vehicles will result in a better experience for everyone requiring a space, so make sure to plan for more than you’ll need.


6. Traffic Management

Planning for traffic flow and capacity is an important aspect of creating a temporary car park. 

You don’t want people trying to drive in circles because they can’t find a space or people blocking the access routes by going the wrong way. The best way to avoid this is by providing one or two rows of parking spaces with a one-way traffic flow pattern that leads out of the lot. This way, people won’t have trouble getting in and out of the area since there is always an available exit route.


It may seem like a simple task, but there are a lot of things to consider when creating a temporary car park. A well-designed temporary car park can be the difference between a disrupted event and a successful one. 

Be sure to think about the type of parking you need, your location and what you’ll need to do to make sure your temporary car park is safe and functional. It’s also important to consider the costs, logistics and traffic management to make parking as easy as possible.

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