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Finlathen Park

Fountainbleau Drive, Dundee, DD4 8EZ

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Introduction

  • Comments View
    • Finlathen Park is bounded by Fountainbleau Drive, Fintry Road, Fintryside and Findale Street, and Longhaugh Road and Pitkerro Road.
    • Finlathen Park has waterside walks, woodlands, football pitches, play areas and a mini skate park.
    • The Dighty Burn runs through the park and the Aqueduct Bridge bisects it .
    • Finlathan Park is on the Dundee Green Circular Route linked to Drumgeith Park by the Dighty Water riverside path.

Location

  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Dundee.
  • Comments View
    • Finlathan Park is located to the north of the city just off the A90 Forfar Road, north of Kingsway East.

Opening Times

  • The venue is open 24hrs.

Parking (Fontainebleau Drive)

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located on Fountainbleau Drive.
    • 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 level changes with no dropped kerbs.
    • 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 (Fountainbleau Drive)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located on Fontainbleau Drive.
    • There is an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this access point.
    • This is no gate at this access point.
    • This access point leads to the bridge across the park to the Fintryside access point (photograph 4). The bridge was closed for long term rebuilding works (September 2021).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located to either side of the bridge down to the riverside walk.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is steep.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the ramp.
    • The width of the ramp/slope is 120cm (3ft 11in).

Access Point (Fintry Road - Traffic Lights)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located on Fintry Road at the junction with Fountainbleau Road.
    • There is an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is ramped/sloped and stepped access at this access point.
    • This is no gate at this access point.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located below the steps.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
    • The ramp/slope does not bypass the step(s).
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located beyond the access point.
    • There is/are 15+ 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 not 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.

Access Point (Fintry Road - Bridge)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located on Fintry Road, by the bridge.
    • There is not an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this access point.
    • This is no gate at this access point.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located between Fintry Road and the Dighty Burn footbridge.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is steep.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the ramp.

Access Point (Fintry Gardens)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located on Fintry Gardens near the junction with Fintry Road.
    • There is not an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this access point.
    • This is no gate at this access point.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located beyond the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is steep.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the ramp.
    • The width of the ramp/slope is 125cm (4ft 1in).
  • Comments View
    • This access leads onto grass fields without a designated path.

Level Change (Fintryside (Park and Bridge Access))

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located between Fintryside and the Park bridge and access point.
  • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located between Fintryside and the Park bridge and access point.
  • There is/are 12 step(s) to the area/service.
  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on the left going up the step(s).
  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).

Access Point (Fintryside - Bridge (TEMPORARILY CLOSED))

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located at the Fintryside end of the Park Bridge across to Fountainbleau Drive.
    • There is not an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this access point.
    • There is an open gap for access.
    • This access point is closed while long term bridge repairs are carried out.

Access Point (Fintryside - Park Access)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located to the right of the park bridge at the Fintryside end.
    • There is not an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is stepped access at this access point.
    • There is an open gap for access.
    • The width of the gap is 179cm.
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located beyond the access point down to the park.
    • There is/are 15+ 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.
    • The going of the step(s) is/are not between 30cm and 45cm.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The handrail(s) is/are on the right 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.

Access Point (Findale Street)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located at the bottom of the steps from Findale Street.
    • 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 in front of the access point.
    • There is/are 15 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are not between 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 10cm.
    • The going of the step(s) is/are not between 30cm and 45cm.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).

Access Point (Pitkerro Road - Pelican Crossing)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located on Pitkerro Road by the pelican crossing.
    • There is not an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is step-free access at this access point.
    • There is an open gap for access.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a slope with a very easy incline.
  • Comments View
    • This access point is on the riverside walk linking to Drumgeith Park on the Dundee Green Circular Route.

Access Point (Pitkerro Road - Bollard Entrance)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located on Pitkerro Road near the roundabout junction with Fountainbleau Drive.
    • There is not an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this access point.
    • There is an open gap for access.
    • The width of the gap is 140cm.
    • There are bollards at this access point.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located beyond the access point.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.

Access Point (Fountainbleau Drive - Roundabout)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located on Fountainbleau Drive near the roundabout junction with Pitkerro Road.
    • There is not an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this access point.
    • This is no gate at this access point.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located on the path beyond the access.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.

Parks and Gardens (Finlathen Park)

  • The park or garden does have footpaths.
  • The path(s) has a / have tarmac, concrete, gravel and muddy surface(s).
  • The majority of the path(s) is not / are not wide enough for wheelchair users.
  • There are slight, steep and steep slopes on the paths.
  • There are some bench seats situated along the paths for people to rest.

Children's Play Area and Skate Park

  • There is a children’s play area by the car park on Fountainbleau Drive. The skate park is also on Fountainbleau Drive. Other children’s play area’s may be found on Fintry Gardens and Fintryside.
  • The children’s play area has bark chips and rubber resilient surfacing. The skate park surface is concrete. All children’s play area have metal railed fencing surrounding them and can be accessed by the same metal gates. The gates are heavy, open toward you (pull), and 90cm to 116cm in width.
  • Play equipment at Fountainbleau Drive include a wheelchair accessible Ability Swing, bucket swings, slides, climbing frames, zip wire and seating, including picnic benches with wheelchair space.
  • The skate park is also located on Fountainbleau Drive to the east of the car park and play park.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are not available.

Standard Toilet(s)