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Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon Park

Upper Malone Road, Belfast, BT17 9LA

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include Stables CafĂ©, a rose garden and a children's play park.

COVID-19 Information

Location

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

Opening Times

Access Point (Vehicular and Pedestrian Entrance - B103 Upper Malone Road - Left)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located off the B103 Upper Malone Road.
    • There is 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.
    • There is a pedestrian gate to the left of the vehicular entrance that is permanently held open during opening hours.
      The gate to the right of the vehicular entrance is permanently locked.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located leading to the gates.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.

Parking (B103 Upper Malone Road - Left)

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located beyond the B103 Upper Malone Road - Left access point.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be 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 230cm x 450cm (7ft 7in x 14ft 9in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 30m (32yd 2ft) from the beyond the B103 Upper Malone Road - Left access point.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 35m (38yd 10in) from the beyond the B103 Upper Malone Road - Left 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 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.
  • Comments View
    • There is a bottle bank in this car park, as seen in photograph 5.

Access Point (Vehicular and Pedestrian Entrance - B103 Upper Malone Road - Right)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located off the B103 Upper Malone Road.
    • There is 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.
    • There are single pedestrian gates to the left and right of the vehicular gates.
      These gates are permanently locked.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located beyond the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is steep.

Parking (B103 Upper Malone Road - Right)

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located off the B103 Upper Malone Road - Right access point.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There is/are 7 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 230cm x 450cm (7ft 7in x 14ft 9in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 30m (32yd 2ft) from the B103 Upper Malone Road - Right access point.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 45m (49yd 8in) from the B103 Upper Malone Road - Right 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.

Access Point (B103 Upper Malone Road - Access From the Right Car Park Leading into the Park)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located leading from the B103 Upper Malone Road - Right car park into the park.
    • There is not an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this access point.
    • There is no gate at this access point.
    • The width of the gap is 85cm.
    • The gate to the right of the gap is permanently locked.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located leading to the access point.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.

Access Point (Pedestrian Access - B103 Upper Malone Road)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located off the B103 Upper Malone Road.
    • 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 permanently held open.
    • There are bollards at this access point.
    • This access point is also used as a vehicular entrance for a private residence beyond the gate.
      No other vehicles are permitted.
      The drive and paths in front of the access point are uneven.
      There are pedestrian gates to the left and right of the access point that are permanently locked.
      There are contrasting bollards beyond the access point, with access widths of 130cm.

Parks and Gardens

  • The park or garden does have footpaths.
  • The path(s) has a / have compact earth, tarmac and muddy surface(s).
  • The majority of the path(s) is / are wide enough for wheelchair users.
  • There are slight, steep and steep slopes on the paths.
  • There are bench seats situated along the paths for people to rest.
  • Comments View
    • There are steps on some of the trails in the park.
    • The steps are not clearly marked, do not have handrails and vary from shallow to steep.
  • Comments View
    • There are steps on some of the trails in the park.
    • The steps are not clearly marked, do not have handrails and vary from shallow to steep.

Accessible Toilet (Right 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 100m (109yd 1ft) from the B103 Upper Malone Road - Right access point.
    • This accessible toilet is located in the toilet block adjacent to the rose garden.
    • There is not 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 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • The door is easy to open.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 216cm x 220cm (7ft 1in 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 right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 140cm (4ft 7in).
    • 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 was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are open waste paper bin disposal units.
    • 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.
    • 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 fair.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Female and Male Toilet(s) View
    • The female and male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located in the toilet block adjacent to the rose garden.
    • The female and male toilets are approximately 100m (109yd 1ft) from the B103 Upper Malone Road - Right access point.
    • Inside the venue, there is not level access to the female and male toilets.
    • Lighting levels in the female and male toilets are moderate to good.

Level Change (Accessible and Standard Toilets)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located leading to the toilet block.
  • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located in front of the male and female standard toilets.
  • There is/are 2 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The ramp/slope does not bypass the step(s).
  • Comments View
    • Photograph 1 and 2 show the slope leading to the toilet block.
    • Photographs 3 and 4 show the 2 steps leading to the male standard toilet.
    • Photograph 5 shows the 1 step leading to the female standard toilet.
  • Comments View
    • Photograph 1 and 2 show the slope leading to the toilet block.
    • Photographs 3 and 4 show the 2 steps leading to the male standard toilet.
    • Photograph 5 shows the 1 step leading to the female standard toilet.