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Doe Park Water Activities Centre

Foster Park View, Denholme, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD13 4LN

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include classrooms.
  • Services / facilities within the grounds include Osprey Building, Heron Building, Doe Park Reservoir, sailing, canoeing, kayaking, dragon boating and raft building.
  • Comments View
    • The venue has instructors who are experienced in delivering activities to wheelchair users and people with disabilities.
    • The activities available on the water include sailing, canoeing, kayaking, dragon boating and raft building.
    • The activities available on land include high ropes facility which offers team challenges such as Jacob's ladder, climbing/abseiling and an aerial obstacle course.
    • The centre has RYA accreditation for power boating courses.

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 side of the venue.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • There is/are 0 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car 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 loose chippings.
    • 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 a designated drop off point.
    • The drop off point is located on the block paving in front of the buildings.

Location

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

Outside Access (Osprey Building)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
    • There is step-free access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) is/are easy to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 150cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.

Inside Access (Osprey Building)

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Motorised scooters are welcomed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are varied.

Standard Changing Room (Osprey Building - Unisex)

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 4m (4yd 1ft) from the Osprey Main Entrance.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 137m (149yd 2ft) from the Doe Park Reservoir.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located to the right as you enter from Osprey Main Entrance.
  • There is level access to the standard changing room(s).
  • Shower facilities are not available within the changing room(s).
  • Comments View
    • This standard changing room can also be used as a classroom.

Outside Access (Heron Building Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
    • There is step-free access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) is/are easy to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 88cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.

Outside Access (Heron Building Classroom Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
    • There is step-free access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) is/are easy to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 150cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.

Inside Access (Heron Building)

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Motorised scooters are welcomed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are good.
  • Comments View
    • Photographs 3 and 4 show the kitchen.
    • The kitchen has standard wall and base units with an electric oven and hob.
    • The sink has lever mixer taps.
    • The door to the kitchen is single, opens towards you, may be difficult to open and is 65cm wide.

Accessible Changing Room (Heron Building)

  • There are accessible changing rooms available.
  • The accessible changing room is located to the right as you enter from the Heron Building Main Entrance.
  • The facility is 2m (2yd 7in) from the Heron Building Main Entrance.
  • The door opens by sliding.
  • The width of the door is 78cm (2ft 7in).
  • The door is locked by a locking handle.
  • The dimensions of the accessible changing room are 255cm x 220cm (8ft 4in x 7ft 3in).
  • The toilet does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
  • There is a lateral transfer space.
  • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
  • The lateral transfer space is 180cm (5ft 11in).
  • There is no dropdown rail.
  • There is a flush on the transfer side.
  • Wall mounted rails are available.
  • The toilet seat is 48cm (1ft 7in) above floor level.
  • There is a sink.
  • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
  • The height of the sink is 73cm (2ft 5in).
  • The tap type is lever.
  • There is a mixer tap.
  • There is an emergency alarm in the cubicle.
  • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
  • There is not a locker within the accessible changing room.
  • There is not a changing bench.
  • There is a wheel in shower.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower are an adjustable shower head and a flip-down seat.
  • The height of the seat is 47cm (1ft 7in).

Standard Changing Room (Heron Building - Female and Male)

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 7m (7yd 1ft) from the Heron Building Main Entrance.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 137m (149yd 2ft) from the Doe Park Reservoir.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located at the rear of the Heron Building.
  • There is level access to the standard changing room(s).
  • Shower facilities are available within the changing room(s).
  • There is level access to the shower facilities.

Accessible Path

  • This rubberised path leads from the car park area to Doe Park Reservoir and High Ropes area.
  • The path has shallow and steep slopes in places.

Doe Park Reservoir

  • There is steep slope that is not suitable for wheelchair users leading to the reservoir.
  • The venue has accessible boats that wheelchair users can board.
  • There is also a manual hoist on the pontoon to enable access to kayaks and canoes.
  • Amongst the wide variety of disability aids the venue have available is a Mega Sup stand up paddle board that can accommodate a wheelchair and user.

High Ropes Course

  • There is a double entrance gate that opens away from you push and is 200cm wide. The surface to the high ropes area is a tarmac pathway leading up to soft mat landing areas.

Toilet with Adaptations (Osprey Building)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 3m (3yd 10in) from the Osprey Building entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located ahead as you enter.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 77cm (2ft 6in).
    • The door is easy to open.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 130cm x 215cm (4ft 3in x 7ft 1in).
    • There is not 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 76cm (2ft 6in).
    • 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 a mirror.
    • Mirrors are not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • 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 placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 112cm (3ft 8in).
    • 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 fair.
    • There is a medium colour contrast between the internal door and wall.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • There is a good colour contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are good.

Standard Toilet(s) (Osprey Building)

Standard Toilet(s) (Heron Building)

Additional Info

  • Documents can be requested in Braille.
  • Documents can be requested in large print.
  • 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 on the grass areas around the site.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.
  • This service cannot be requested.