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Springvale Road Play Area

Ballywalter Beach, Springvale Road, Newtownards, Co. Down, BT22 2PE

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Location

  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Bangor.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
    • The name of the car park is Springvale Road.
    • The car park is located on Springvale road, at the beach front.

Opening Times

  • The venue is open 24hrs.

Outside Access (Main Entrance Coastal Path)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the park along the coastal pathway.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • There are no doors at this entrance.
  • The width of the door opening is 130cm (4ft 3in).

Level Change (Main Entrance Coastal Path)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is moderate.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on the left going up.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 130cm (4ft 3in).

Outside Access (Road Entrance Play Park)

  • This information is for the entrance located on Springvale Road.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The door(s) is / are light.
  • The width of the door opening is 101cm (3ft 4in).

Level Change (Road Entrance Play Park)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is steep.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 126cm (4ft 2in).

Outside Access (Main Entrance Tennis Court)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the tennis court.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The door(s) is / are light.
  • The width of the door opening is 94cm (3ft 1in).

Level Change (Tennis Court Entrances)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located on the grassed area from the pathway to the tennis court entrances.
  • The ramp/slope is steep.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.

Outside Access (Rear Entrance Tennis Court)

  • This information is for the entrance located to the rear of the tennis court.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The door(s) is / are light.
  • The width of the door opening is 79cm (2ft 7in).

Parks and Gardens

  • The park or garden does have footpaths.
  • The path(s) has a / have concrete surface(s).
  • The majority of the path(s) is / are wide enough for wheelchair users.
  • There are steep slopes on the paths.
  • There are not any bench seats situated along the paths for people to rest.
  • Comments View
    • The pathway is level but uneven in places and leads along the beach front wall. There is no pathway to the tennis court and access is via the grassed area.

Play Area

  • The play area is tarmaced with soft rubberised paving below equipment.
  • Play equipment includes swings, cradle swings, slides, spring bikes and climbing frame.
  • There is no seating or artificial lighting to the area.

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 18m (19yd 2ft) from the play park entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located next to the play park.
    • There is not 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 locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 94cm (3ft 1in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 239cm x 222cm (7ft 10in x 7ft 3in).
    • 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 109cm (3ft 7in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is sensor.
    • 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.
    • 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 not a mirror.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • 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
    • 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 fair.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located within the middle toilet cubicle.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 85cm (2ft 9in).
  • Comments View
    • There are 3 accessible toilet cubicles shared as standard cubicles.
    • There are both left and right hand transfers.
    • The cubicle surveyed was the middle cubicle.

Level Change (Toilets)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located leading up to the toilet block from the play park.
  • The ramp/slope is steep.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 127cm (4ft 2in).

Standard Toilet(s)