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Stanley Park

West Park Drive, Blackpool, Lancashire, FY3 9HU

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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 Blackpool North.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located within the park grounds.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • There is/are 5 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 360cm x 510cm (11ft 10in x 16ft 9in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 14m (15yd 11in) from the park.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 26m (28yd 1ft) 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.

Access Point (Main Entrance)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located in Mawson Drive.
    • 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.
    • The gate has a sliding bolt lock.
    • The access point is 190cm wide. There is also a vehicle access point here with the pedestrian entrances either side of it.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located on the pathway leading to the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.

Access Point (West Park Drive)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located in West Park Drive by the children's play area.
    • 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 padlock.
    • The access point is 320cm wide.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located beyond the access point.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.

Access Point (East Park Drive)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located in East Park Drive.
    • 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 access point is 189cm wide.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located beyond the access point.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.

Access Point (Cocker Walk)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located in Cocker Walk.
    • 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 bollards at this access point.
    • The access point is 380cm wide. The bollard to the centre of the access point reduces the width to approximately 190cm either side.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located on the pathway in front of and beyond the access point.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.

Parks and Gardens

  • The park or garden does have footpaths.
  • The path(s) has a / have tarmac, concrete and gravel 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.
  • Comments View
    • There are several uneven paths around the park.
    • There are some areas with steps but these can be overcome by using alternative pathways.

Children's Play Area

  • The children's play area is beyond the West Park Drive access point.
  • There are 4 gates that are 110cm wide to enter the children's play area in various locations.
  • The children's play area has a tarmac surface with soft mat landings around the play equipment.
  • The adventure area has a grass surface with some areas of sand around the play equipment.
  • The pathways in the adventure area have a surface of compacted stone.

Italian Sunken Garden

  • The Italian Sunken Garden is opposite the café.
  • There are 4 stepped access points to enter the Sunken Garden.
  • There are 3 deep steps at these access points with no handrails.
  • There are 2 ramped access points into the Sunken Garden.
  • The ramps have a slight gradient with no handrails.
  • The Sunken Garden has tarmac pathways with slight sloped gradients.
  • There are benches to sit and rest in various areas around the garden.

Sports Facilities

  • Within the park grounds there are;
  • 6 Football pitches
  • 2 Tennis courts
  • 2 All weather sports pitches
  • 2 Bowling Greens.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 8m (8yd 2ft) from the car park.
    • This accessible toilet is located within a toilet block opposite the car park.
    • There is 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 95cm (3ft 1in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 175cm x 300cm (5ft 9in x 9ft 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 left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 105cm (3ft 5in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is not an emergency alarm.
    • 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 49cm (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 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 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 within the toilet block opposite the car park.
    • The female toilet(s) is/are approximately 8m (8yd 2ft) from the car park.
    • Inside the venue, there is not 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 within the toilet block opposite the car park.
    • The male toilet(s) is/are approximately 8m (8yd 2ft) from the car park.
    • Inside the venue, there is not level access to the male toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels are medium.

Level Change (Male Standard Toilet)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located in front of the entrance.
  • There is/are 1 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are shallow (2cm - 10cm).
  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).

Level Change (Female Standard Toilet)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located in front of the entrance.
  • There is/are 1 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are shallow (2cm - 10cm).
  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).