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Falls Park

Falls Road, Belfast, BT12 6AN

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Introduction

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    • The park opens at 07.30 every day. Closing times vary throughout the year.

Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the city.
  • This venue is situated in Belfast.
  • 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 City Hospital.

Opening Hours

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located to the left as you enter the main gates into the 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 340cm x 480cm (11ft 2in x 15ft 9in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 25m (27yd 1ft) from the park.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 50m (54yd 2ft) from the 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 uneven surfaces.
    • 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.

Outside Access (Main Vehicular Entrance)

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    • This information is for the entrance located to the front of the park.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There are no doors at this entrance.
    • The door(s) is/are permanently held open.
    • The width of the door opening is 380cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.

Access Point (Falls Road Pedestrian Access)

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    • This information is for the access point located to the left of the main gates.
    • There is an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this access point.
    • There is a kissing gate at this access point.
    • The gate is easy to open.
    • The width of the gap is 119cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located after the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.

Access Point (Whiterock Road)

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    • This information is for the access point located near the Whiterock Leisure Centre.
    • There is not an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is step-free access at this access point.
    • There is no gate at this access point.
    • The width of the gap is 120cm.
    • There are bollards at this access point.

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 moderate, slight and steep slopes on the paths.
  • There are bench seats situated along the paths for people to rest.

Children's Play Park

  • The gate leading into the park is single, opens into the park and is 110cm wide.
  • There are various climbing frames, swings and some sensory equipment.
  • The play surface is soft rubber matting.
  • There are benches available in the park.

Toilet with Adaptations

  • Accessible toilet facilities are not available.
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    • The nearest accessible toilet is located in the Divis Bowling Pavilion, beyond the car park.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.
  • An assistance dog toilet area can be provided onsite.
  • The assistance dog toilet area is located around the grassed areas in the park.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.
  • This service cannot be requested.
  • Home visits / services are not available.