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Ward Park

Park Drive, Bangor, Co. Down, BT20 4LH

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Introduction

  • Comments View
    • Ward Park is located to the south east of the centre of Bangor. It covers an area of 37 acres and is bounded by Hamilton Road, Park Drive, Castle Street, Gransha Road.
    • Among its attractions are a children's playground, avaries, water fowl, ponds, all weather pitches, football pitch, cricket pitch, bowling greens, putting green and tennis courts.
    • There are regular park runs taking place in the park on Saturdays.
    • Free live music at the Bandstand takes place every Sunday in July and August, 15:00 - 17:00.?.

Introduction

Location

  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Bangor Train Station.
  • Comments View
    • There are bus stops on Castle Street, Gransha Road and Hamilton Road within 150m of an access point to the park.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located on Gransha Road.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • 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 480cm (11ft 10in x 15ft 9in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 110m (120yd 11in) from the Gransha Road Car Park access point.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 116m (126yd 2ft) from the Gransha Road Car Park access point.
    • 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.
  • Comments View
    • There is additional on street parking with 2 Blue Badge bays on Park Drive, near the Bowling Pavilion at the other end of the park. They are both 3m from the Park Drive access point.
    • There is an additional small car park on Broadway.

Access Point (Hamilton Road)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located on Hamilton Road.
    • 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.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located beyond the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located to either side of the slope?.
    • There is/are 10-13 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 16cm.
    • The going of the step(s) is/are not between 30cm and 45cm.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • Handrails are at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
    • Handrails are easy to grip.
    • Handrails do not extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
  • Comments View
    • There are two sets of steps on either side of the path, one with 10 steps, the other with 13.

Access Point (Park Drive)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located on Park Drive near the junction with Hamilton Road.
    • 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.
    • There are bollards at this access point.
    • The space between the bollards is 131cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located beyond the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is steep.

Access Point (Cycling Club)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located on Park Drive next to the cycling club hut.
    • 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.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located at the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is steep.

Access Point (Bowling Pavilion)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located on Park Drive near the bowling greens.
    • 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.
    • There are bollards at this access point.
    • There is a single bollard to restrict vehicle entry.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located beyond the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is steep.

Access Point (Parkmount)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located on Parkmount near the junction with Park Road.
    • 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 150cm.
    • There are bollards at this access point.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located beyond the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is steep.

Access Point (Castle Street)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located opposite the junction with Castle Park Road.
    • 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 104cm.
    • There are bollards at this access point.
    • There is a locked gate for vehicular access.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located beyond the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.

Access Point (Tennis Courts)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located on Gransha Road opposite Bloomfield Road, by the tennis courts.
    • 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 135cm.
    • There are bollards at this access point.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located beyond the entrance to the left.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is steep.

Access Point (Gransha Road Car Park)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located at the left hand end of the car park.
    • 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.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located at the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is steep.

Access Point (Broadway)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located on Broadway.
    • There is not an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is step-free access at this access point.
    • This is no gate at this access point.
    • The width of the gap is 125cm.
    • There are bollards at this access point.
    • This access point is adjacent to a large gravelled all weather area. There is a small parking area at this access point.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a slope with a very easy incline.

Access Point (Moira Drive)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located on Moira Drive.
    • 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 155cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located beyond the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is steep.

Access Point (Library Entrance)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located on Moira Drive accessing the park at the rear of the library.
    • 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 135cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located beyond the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is steep.
    • The width of the ramp/slope is 135cm (4ft 5in).

Parks and Gardens

  • The park or garden does have footpaths.
  • The path(s) has a / have compact earth, tarmac, gravel and muddy surface(s).
  • The majority of the path(s) is / are wide enough for wheelchair users.
  • There are slight and steep slopes on the paths.
  • There are bench seats situated along the paths for people to rest.

Accessible Toilet

  • Please see the separate Ward Park Public Conveniences access guide.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Please see the separate Ward Park Public Conveniences access guide.