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People's Park Rathcoole

Rathcoole Leisure Park, Derrycoole Way, Rathcoole, Newtownabbey, BT37 9HR

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Access Guide

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Introduction

Opening Times

  • The venue is open 24hrs.

Location

  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Whiteabbey.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.
  • Public Car Parks. View
    • There is not a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details. View
    • On street marked Blue Badge bays are not available.
    • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are available.
    • Standard marked parking bays are located on Derrycoole Way.
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Access Point (Derrycoole Way)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located on Derrycoole Way, near Enniskeen Avenue.
    • There is not an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this access point.
    • This is no gate at this access point.
    • The width of the gap is 88cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of and immediately beyond the access point.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
  • Comments View
    • As you enter the park there is a steep shorter slope to the left.

Access Point (Coolderry Gardens)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located near Coolderry Gardens and Barna Square.
    • There is not an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this access point.
    • This is no gate at this access point.
    • The width of the gap is 86cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of and beyond the access point.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.

Parks and Gardens

  • The park or garden does have footpaths.
  • The path(s) has a / have tarmac surface(s).
  • The majority of the path(s) is / are wide enough for wheelchair users.
  • There are slight slopes on the paths.
  • There are some bench seats situated along the paths for people to rest.
  • Comments View
    • There is a long narrow steep path which leads up a spiral to a bench viewpoint.
    • There is a similar steep path leading up to seating near the multi use games area.

Access Point (Play Park)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located near the Derrycoole Way access point.
    • There is an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is step-free access at this access point.
    • There is a gate which opens away from you (push).
    • The gate is easy to open.
    • The width of the gap is 122cm.
  • Comments View
    • There is a similar gate at the far end of the play park (shown in photographs 3 and 4).

Play Park

  • There is level access throughout the play park.
  • There is a tarmac surface with rubber surfaces around most play equipment.
  • There is an accessible swing and roundabout for wheelchair users.
  • There are deep steps onto some equipment.
  • There are seating benches near the perimeter of the park.

Play Park Accessible Equipment

  • There is an inclusive swing within the play park.
  • It is accessed via a 114cm wide light gate which opens towards you (pull).
  • The gate requires a RADAR key to open.
  • The swing has a flip down gate which acts as it's ramp.
  • The ramp is 68cm wide and has an easy slope.
  • The swing is 75cm wide and 125cm long.
  • Instructions are available on the ramp gate.
  • For further information there is a QR code to scan, or on the GL Jones Playgrounds website linked to in the into of this guide.
  • There is also a GL Jones AbilityWhirl self-propelled roundabout between the play park entrances.
  • There are 2 spaces for wheelchair users and 4 standard seats.
  • A central disc is used by hand to spin the roundabout.
  • Instructions are available on the second link in this guide's introduction section.
  • There are also some larger swings throughout the play park.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are not available.

Standard Toilet(s)