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Valley Park

Church Road, Glengormley, Newtownabbey, BT36 7LJ

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Introduction

  • Comments View
    • There are no set opening times for the park.
    • The sports pavilion is only open for sports events.

Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the town.
  • This venue is situated in Newtonabbey.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest mainline station is Whiteabbey.

Parking (Church Road)

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • The car park is off Church Road.
    • There are 0 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is / are dropped kerbs.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is a dropped kerb / non stepped access from the car park to the venue.
    • The dropped kerb does not have tactile paving.
    • The patron does not have to cross a road.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • Drop off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • Parking is also available in the park outside the pavilion and off O'Neill Road.

Parking (O'Neill Road)

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located off O'Neill Road.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There is/are 3 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 360cm x 490cm (11ft 10in x 16ft 1in).
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is/are level changes with no dropped kerbs.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • Drop off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Access Point (Small Dog Park)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located adjacent to the O'Neill Road car park.
    • 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 gate has a sliding bolt lock.
    • The width of the gap is 118cm.
    • There is a second similar gate beyond the first.
  • Comments View
    • There is a bench just inside the gate.
    • The suggested use of this area is for dogs under 30 pounds or less active senior dogs who are comfortable with small dogs.

Access Point (Large Dog Park)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located to the left down the slope from the O'Neill Road car park.
    • There is an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this access point.
    • There is a gate which opens away from you (push).
    • The gate is easy to open.
    • The gate has a sliding bolt lock.
    • The width of the gap is 118cm.
    • There is a second similar gate beyond the first.
  • Comments View
    • There is a bench just inside the gate.
    • The suggested use of this area is for dogs over 30 pounds or more active small dogs.

Play Park - O'Neill Road

  • The play park is located to the right from the O'Neill Road car park.
  • There are easy to open gates to access the play park.
  • The gates open away from you and are 115cm wide.
  • There are tarmac paths with level access, with some rubber surfaces around play equipment.
  • There is a further gate at the top of the park where there are benches near the grass pitch.
  • There is also a tarmac sports court adjacent to the car park.

Outside Access (Access Point)

  • This information is for the entrance located next to the Church Road car park.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open (no doors).

Level Change (Access Point)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located on the footbridge just beyond the access point.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

Outside Access (Sports Pavilion)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 150cm (4ft 11in) wide.

Level Change (Sports Pavilion)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.

Inside Access (Sports Pavilion)

  • There is level access to the service.
  • Lighting levels are bright.

Inside Access (Valley Park)

  • There is not level access to the service.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.

Level Change (Valley Park)

  • There are easy and moderate slopes on some of the paths and access roads within the park.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is Braille, tactile and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 14m (15yd 11in) from the sports pavilion entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located in the sports pavilion.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 190cm x 190cm (6ft 3in x 6ft 3in).
    • There is not sufficient turning space in the cubicle for a wheelchair user.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 120cm (3ft 11in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is not fully functional.
    • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There is a mirror.
    • Mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 44cm (1ft 5in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.

Standard Toilet(s)

Standard Changing Room (1-18)

  • There are standard changing rooms available.
  • The standard changing rooms are located in the sports pavilion.
  • There is level access to the standard changing rooms.

Standard Shower

  • There are standard level access shower facilities available.
  • The showers are located in all standard changing rooms.
  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.