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Vale Park

Park Street, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP20 1DX

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include a fenced play are designed for ages 2-14, free to use tarmac surfaced multi-use games area, suitable for football and basketball, a teenage play/fitness area and sheltered seating, a skatepark, 2 free to use tarmac surfaced tennis courts and public toilets.
  • High Street Guide link (new tab) - click here.

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 Aylesbury.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is not free for all users.
    • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.
    • 0 to 2 hours - £2.00 2 to 4 hours - £6.00 4 to 24 hours - £10.00.
    • The car park is located off Park Street.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • There is/are 8 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 295cm x 478cm (9ft 8in x 15ft 8in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 90m (98yd 1ft) from the Park Street 2 access point.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 110m (120yd 11in) from the Park Street 2 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 dropped kerbs.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is a dropped kerb between the car park and the venue.
    • The dropped kerb does have tactile paving.
    • 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 (High Street 1)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located off High Street.
    • There is 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 access point.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is steep.

Access Point (High Street 2)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located off High Street.
    • There is an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is stepped access at this access point.
    • There is a gate which opens away from you (push).
    • The gate is permanently held open.
    • The gate has a sliding bolt lock.
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located beyond the access point.
    • There is/are 5 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
    • The step(s) has/have tactile paving at the top and bottom.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are not between 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 19cm.
    • The going of the step(s) is/are not between 30cm and 45cm.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).

Access Point (High Street 3)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located off High Street.
    • There is not 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 permanently held open.
    • The gate has a sliding bolt lock.
    • There is a open gap with a width of 110cm beyond the access point detailed.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located beyond the gated access point.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is steep.

Access Point (High Street 4)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located off High Street.
    • There is not 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 permanently held open.
    • The gate has a sliding bolt lock.
    • The width of the gap is 119cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located beyond the access point.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.

Access Point (Park Street 1)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located off Park Street.
    • 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.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the access point.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.

Access Point (Park Street 2)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located off Park Street.
    • There is 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 128cm.
    • There is a second open access point with a width of 132cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of and beyond the access points.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.

Access Point (Retail Park)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located on the edge of the retail 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 in front of and beyond the access point.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the ramp.
    • The handrail(s) is/are on the left going up.
    • The width of the ramp/slope is 140cm (4ft 7in).

Access Point (Sapphire Way)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located off Sapphire Way.
    • 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 102cm.
    • There is a second access point with a width of 104cm (photograph 4).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located beyond the access point.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is steep.

Parks and Gardens

  • The park or garden does have footpaths.
  • The path(s) has a / have tarmac and concrete 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 some bench seats situated along the paths for people to rest.

Children's Play Area

  • The closest access point to the play area is Park Street 2.
  • There is an open access of 119cm wide to enter the play area.
  • The play area is fenced off.
  • The surface throughout the play area is soft rubber matting.
  • Bench seating is available.

Skatepark

  • The closest access point to the skatepark is the retail park.
  • There is either level or stepped access to the ramps in the skate area.
  • There are 3-4 steps, with or without handrails.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • The highest step is 14cm.
  • The skatepark has a surface of concrete throughout.
  • The ramps throughout are steep.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 18m (19yd 2ft) from the High Street 3 access point.
    • This accessible toilet is located on the left side of the toilet building.
    • There is not level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a sliding bolt.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 88cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door may be difficult to open.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 137cm x 186cm (4ft 6in x 6ft 1in).
    • 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 right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 81cm (2ft 8in).
    • There is no dropdown rail for the toilet.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is push.
    • 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 the left.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There is not a mirror.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 47cm (1ft 7in).
    • 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 126cm (4ft 2in).
    • 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 fair.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is fair.
    • The lighting levels are ultraviolet.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Female Toilet(s) View
    • The female toilet facilities that were surveyed are located on the right side of the toilet block.
    • The female toilet(s) is/are approximately 28m (30yd 1ft) from the High Street 3 access point.
    • Inside the venue, there is not level access to the female toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels in the female toilets are moderate to good.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s) View
    • The male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located on the left side of the toilet block.
    • The male toilet(s) is/are approximately 18m (19yd 2ft) from the High Street 3 access point.
    • Inside the venue, there is not level access to the male toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels in the male toilets are moderate to good.

Level Change (Accessible and Standard Male Toilets)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located leading to the facilities.
  • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
  • 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 131cm (4ft 4in).

Level Change (Standard Female Toilets)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located leading to the facility.
  • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
  • 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 120cm (3ft 11in).