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Parkers Piece

Gonville Place, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB1 1EW

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Introduction

  • Comments View
    • Parker's Piece is one of the best known open spaces in Cambridge. Located in the centre of the city it is bordered by Park Terrace, Regent Terrace, Parkside and Gonville Place.
    • Its origin is derived from an Edward Parker, a cook, who held the original lease to the land, which at the time was used as grazing land.
    • The grass is well manicured and it is known today chiefly as a spot for picnics and games of football and cricket.
    • The gas lamp at the cross roads of the paths, erected in 1893, was nicknamed during the 1960's by students as Reality Checkpoint and is still known by this today.

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 Cambridge.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.
  • Public Car Parks. View
    • There is a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
    • The name of the car park is Queen Anne Terrace.
    • The car park is located in Gonville Place.
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details. View
    • On street marked Blue Badge bays are available.
    • On street Blue Badge parking is located in Regent Street.
    • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are available.
    • Standard marked parking bays are located in Park Terrace.
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • The Blue Badge parking in Regent Street is strip parking and marked out as disabled on the road and via signs on the pathway.
    • The standard parking in Park Terrace is strip parking and is pay and display.

Outside Access (Regent Terrace Entrance 1)

  • This information is for the entrance located in Regent Terrace as it meets Gonville Place.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • There are no doors at this entrance.
  • Comments View
    • The width of the entrance is 220cm.
    • There is an additional entrance to the right of the entrance surveyed. This entrance has an opening width of 85cm. This is shown in photograph 2.

Level Change (Regent Terrace Entrance 1)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located in front of and immediately beyond the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.

Outside Access (Regent Terrace Entrance 2)

  • This information is for the entrance located in Regent Terrace where it meets with Regent Street.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • There are no doors at this entrance.

Level Change (Regent Terrace Entrance 2)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located in front of and beyond the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.

Outside Access (Park Terrace Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located in Park Terrace, opposite Camden Court.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • There are no doors at this entrance.

Level Change (Park Terrace Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.

Outside Access (Parkside Entrance 1)

  • This information is for the entrance located in Parkside.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • There are no doors at this entrance.

Level Change (Parkside Entrance 1)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located in front of and immediately beyond the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.

Outside Access (Parkside Entrance 2)

  • This information is for the entrance located in Parkside, opposite the fire station.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • There are no doors at this entrance.

Level Change (Parkside Entrance 2)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located in front of and immediately beyond the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.

Outside Access (Gonville Place Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located in Gonville Place, opposite Parkside Pools.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • There are no doors at this entrance.

Level Change (Gonville Place Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp or slope is located immediately beyond the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.

Parks and Gardens

  • The park or garden does have footpaths.
  • The path(s) has a / have compact earth, concrete 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.
  • Comments View
    • Most of the bench seats are located on the perimeter of Parkers Piece near to Parkside, Gonville Place, Regent Terrace and Park Terrace.

Accessible Toilet

  • Please see the separate Gonville Place Public Toilets guide for details.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Please see the separate Gonville Place Public Toilets guide for details.