More than 2,000 residents have put their names to a petition against planned car parking charges at country parks in the borough.
Under the proposals, visitors to the parks will be charged for car parking in a bid to raise an estimated £80,000 a year for the council.
The plans, currently under public notice, could result in charges at Parc Cwm Darran, Parc Penallta, Pen y Fan Pond, Sirhowy Valley Country Park and Park Coetir Bargoed.
A cost of £1 for two hours, £3 daily and £50 for the year will be charged seven days a week should the plans go ahead. Disabled badge holders will pay £1 for three hours.