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Goffs Park

Horsham Road, Gossops Green, Crawley, West Sussex, RH11 8AX

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the grounds include a lake, woodland walks, children’s play areas, conservation areas, pitch and putt, a model railway, a public house and restaurant, a museum, refreshments, toilets and free parking.
  • Comments View
    • Goffs Park House is home to Crawley Museum Society, who have permanent and temporary exhibits on a range of subjects. Admission to the museum is free.
    • Please contact the museum for opening times on 01293 539 088 or email [email protected] for more information.
    • Goffs Park Light Railway is operated by the Crawley Model Engineers and provides public passenger rides every Sunday, 14:00–17:00 from Easter to October.

Location

  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Crawley.

COVID-19 Information

Parking (Horsham Road)

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located off Horsham 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 3 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 300cm x 460cm (9ft 10in x 15ft 1in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 1m (3ft 3in) from the pedestrian entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the pedestrian entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user unaided.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The car park does have a height restriction barrier.
    • The maximum height is 190cm (6ft 3in).
  • Drop-off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Parking (Old Horsham Road)

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located in front of the Crawley Probation Office, on Old Horsham 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 6 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 300cm x 460cm (9ft 10in x 15ft 1in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 71m (77yd 1ft) from the Old Horsham Road access point.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 79m (86yd 1ft) from the Old Horsham Road access point.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user unaided.
    • 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 (Accessible Entrance - Old Horsham Road Car Park)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located to the left, within the car park.
    • There is an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is step-free access at this access point.
    • There is an open gap for access past a barrier.
    • The width of the gap is 125cm.
    • There are bollards at this access point.

Access Point (Horsham Road Car Park - Left Side)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located to the left within the Horsham Road car park.
    • There is an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is step-free access at this access point.
    • There is an open gap for access past a barrier.
    • The width of the gap is 118cm.

Access Point (Horsham Road Car Park - Right Side)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located to the right within the Horsham Road car park.
    • There is not an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is step-free access at this access point.
    • This is no gate at this access point.
    • The width of the gap is 130cm.
    • There are bollards at this access point.
    • The gap on the right side of the bollard is 130cm and 100cm on the left.

Access Point (Horsham Road)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located on Horsham Road, opposite Springfield Road.
    • There is not an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is step-free access at this access point.
    • This is no gate at this access point.
    • The width of the gap is 100cm.
    • There are bollards at this access point.
    • The gap on the right side of the bollard is 100cm and on the left is 80cm.

Access Point (Goffs Lane - Footbridge)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located at the end of Goffs Lane.
    • There is not an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is stepped access at this access point.
    • This is no gate at this access point.
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located at the entrance.
    • There is/are 72 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • The step(s) has/have tactile paving at the top and bottom.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are not between 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 16cm.
    • The going of the step(s) is/are between 30cm and 45cm.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • Handrails are at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
    • Handrails are easy to grip.
    • Handrails do extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
    • There is a second lower handrail.
  • Comments View
    • There are 30+ steps on both sides of the footbridge.

Access Point (A23 Crawley Avenue & Footbridge)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located on A23 Crawley Avenue, opposite Gossops Drive.
    • There is not an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access at this access point.
    • This is no gate at this access point.
    • The width of the gap is 130cm.
    • The gap on the right side of the first bollard is 130cm and on the left is 100cm.
      The gaps on the left and right of the second set of bollards is 125cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located in between the first and second bollard.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located on Gossops Drive.
    • There is/are 23 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 16cm.
    • The going of the step(s) is/are between 30cm and 45cm.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • Handrails are at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
    • Handrails are not easy to grip.
    • Handrails do not extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.

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 easy and moderate slopes on the paths.
  • There are bench seats situated along the paths for people to rest.

Children's Play Area

  • The entrance to the play area is a single, heavy gate that opens towards you.
  • The width of the gate opening is 90cm.
  • The paths around the play area consist of concrete.
  • The widths of the paths vary from 70cm to 120cm.
  • The surface of the flooring around the equipment is either soft rubber or wood chip.

Outside Access (Toilet Block Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located within the Old Horsham Road car park.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) is/are permanently held open.
    • The width of the door opening is 80cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located on the left as you face the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the ramp.
    • The handrail(s) is/are on the right going up.
    • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located on the right as you face the entrance.
    • There is/are 3 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 15cm.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The handrail(s) is/are on the left going up.
    • Handrails are not at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
    • Handrails are easy to grip.
    • Handrails do not extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is pictorial, tactile, written text and Braille signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 3m (3yd 10in) from the toilet block entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located to the left as you enter the toilet block.
    • The accessible toilet is located to the left as you enter.
    • 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 twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door is easy to open.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 140cm x 160cm (4ft 7in x 5ft 3in).
    • 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 left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • 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 an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are waste paper pedal bin and sanitary 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 the right.
    • 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 not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin cannot 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 poor.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is poor.
    • The lighting levels are ultraviolet.

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 next to the museum.
    • The female and male toilets are approximately 2m (2yd 7in) from the toilet block entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female and male toilets.
    • Lighting levels in the female and male toilets are ultraviolet.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located within the standard female toilets.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 75cm (2ft 6in).