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Witton Park

Preston Old Road, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB2 2TP

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Introduction

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 Cherry Tree or Mill Hill.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located off Preston Old Road.
    • 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 10 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 380cm x 470cm (12ft 6in x 15ft 5in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 12m (13yd 4in) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 28m (30yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • 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 Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located in the car park.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • There are no doors at this entrance.
  • The width of the door opening is 110cm (3ft 7in).
  • Comments View
    • There is also a gate to allow vehicular access to grounds staff.

Parks and Gardens (Main Park)

  • The park or garden does have footpaths.
  • The path(s) has a / have tarmac surface(s).
  • The majority of the path(s) is / are wide enough for wheelchair users.
  • There are easy slopes on the paths.
  • There are some bench seats situated along the paths for people to rest.

Parks and Gardens (The Big Cover Wood)

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

Parks and Gardens (Crow Wood)

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

Children's Play Area

  • The children’s play area is located along the main path, ahead as you enter through the main entrance.
  • The children’s play area is approximately 50m from the main entrance.
  • There is a gate to access the children’s play area.
  • The gate is single.
  • The gate open towards you (pull).
  • The gate is heavy.
  • The width of the gate opening is 90cm.
  • The surface of the ground in the children’s play area is concrete.
  • The ground around the children’s play equipment is soft rubber.
  • There are benches in the children’s play area.

The Wits Adventure Playground

  • The venue has an adventure playground.
  • The adventure playground is located along the main path as you enter through the main entrance.
  • The adventure playground is approximately 100m from the main entrance.
  • The ground around the adventure playground is a combination of sand and mud.
  • There are picnic benches in the adventure playground area.

The Big Cover Adventure Playground

  • The venue has a second adventure playground.
  • The second adventure playground is located in the Big Cover Wood area.
  • This area is located along the main path towards the Pavilion in the Park Cafe.
  • There is a path leading off to the right behind the cafe.
  • This pathway leads to the Big Cover Wood.
  • The Big Cover Wood adventure playground is approximately 300m from the main entrance.
  • The ground around the Big Cover Adventure Playground is mud.
  • There are seats and benches near to the Big Cover Wood Adventure Playground.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is Braille, tactile, pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 150m (164yd 2in) from the main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located in the cafe building.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is required for the accessible toilet.
    • The key is a radar key.
    • The key can be obtained from the cafe.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 157cm x 240cm (5ft 2in x 7ft 10in).
    • 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 84cm (2ft 9in).
    • 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 fully functional.
    • 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 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 45cm (1ft 6in).
    • 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 placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 104cm (3ft 5in).
    • 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 good.
    • 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.

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 in the Pavilion in the Park Cafe building.
    • The female toilet(s) is/are approximately 160m (174yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s) View
    • The male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located in the Pavilion in the Park Cafe building.
    • The male toilet(s) is/are approximately 150m (164yd 2in) from the main entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the male toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels are medium.