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The Commons Play Area

The Commons, Millisle Road, Donaghadee, Co. Down, BT21 0JB

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  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Bangor.
  • Comments View
    • The play area is located within The Commons Coastal Park.
    • From the car park proceed north along the coastal path for approximately 200m past the outdoor gym equipment.
    • The play park is then located on the left.


  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located at the entrance to The Commons Coastal Park.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders cannot booked in advance.
    • There is/are 2 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 360cm x 600cm (11ft 10in x 19ft 8in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 275m (300yd 2ft) from the play area main entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 282m (308yd 1ft) from the play area main entrance.
    • 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 slopes/ramps.
    • 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.

Opening Times

  • The venue is open 24hrs.

Parks and Gardens (The Commons - Park and Recreation Area)

  • The park or garden does have footpaths.
  • The path(s) has a / have tarmac, gravel and muddy surface(s).
  • The majority of the path(s) is / are wide enough for wheelchair users.
  • There are slight, moderate and steep slopes on the paths.
  • There are bench seats situated along the paths for people to rest.
  • Comments View
    • This is a coastal park which stretches north from the car park.
    • Along the coastal path there is outdoor gym equipment including leg raise and press machines, pull up and assisted pull up machines, a shoulder press, seated rower, hand bike, recumbent bike and a cross trainer.

Access Point

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located at the front of the play area along the sea front pathway.
    • 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 121cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located at the gate.
    • There is a slope with a very easy incline.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.

Play Area

  • The play area is surrounded on all sides by a low metal rail fence.
  • The paths are tarmaced, but the area is grassed with soft rubberised paving under the equipment.
  • The play equipment includes swings, a bucket seat swing, cradle swing, nest seat swing, a spring seesaw, low balance beams, a multi-function frame with rope climb and bridge, a climbing frame and slides, play panels, spring seats, rope-climb roundabout, low roundabout, and spring twist and rock seesaws, wings, spring seesaw, spring bike, and a ball bucket pole.
  • There is bench seating within and outside the play area and childs table and seats.
  • The play area is unlit.

Accessible Toilet (Left Hand Transfer)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 275m (300yd 2ft) from the play area main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located at the side of the car park, to the rear of the Donaghadee Lawn Tennis Club Pavilion.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is required for the accessible toilet.
    • The key is a radar key.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door may be difficult to open.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 235cm x 213cm (7ft 9in x 6ft 12in).
    • There is 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 161cm (5ft 3in).
    • 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 did not sound when tested.
    • 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 not 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 a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 120cm (3ft 11in).
    • 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 can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • There is a high colour contrast between the external door and wall.
    • There is a high colour contrast between the internal door and wall.
    • There is a medium colour contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall.
    • There is a medium colour contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall.
    • There is a high colour contrast between the walls and floor.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
  • Comments View
    • The accessible toilet is 10m from the nearest Blue Badge bay in the car park, and 13m from the furthest.

Standard Toilet(s)