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Queens Park

520 Langside Road, Glasgow, G42 8QR

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include park, ponds, glasshouse garden areas and retile house, play areas, viewpoint, gardens and wooded areas.
  • Services / facilities within the grounds include pitch and putt golf, tennis courts and sports facilities.

Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the town or city.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest mainline station is Queens Park.

Opening Times

  • The park is open at all times, however, the specific facilities within the park are subject to opening times.
  • The glasshouse and front gardens are opened to the public:
  • Monday to Thursday: 10.00 am to 4.00 pm
  • Friday: 10.00 am to 3.00 pm
  • Saturday and Sunday: 10.00 am to 4.00 pm.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.
  • Public Car Parks. View
    • There is not a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details. View
    • On street marked Blue Badge bays are not available.
    • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are not available.
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • Parking is generally only available in the surrounding streets but may be made available near the glasshouse by advance arrangement.

Outside Access (Langside Avenue and Pollockshaws Road Access Point)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the east of the park on Langside Avenue.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There are no doors at this entrance.
    • The width of the door opening is 300cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located beyond the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
  • Comments View
    • There are many similar entrances to the east with some more level ones on Pollockshaws Road.
    • The main narrower gates at Polockshows Road/Balvicar Street have a cobbled surface.

Outside Access (Queens Drive Access Point)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the north of the park on Queens Drive.
    • There is ramped/sloped 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 100cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located beyond the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
  • Comments View
    • There are similar gates on either side here.
    • There is a moderate to steep slope down to the right beyond these gates.
    • There are further similar entrances on Queens Drive.

Outside Access (Langside Road Access Point)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the south of the park on Langside Road.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) is/are permanently held open.
    • The width of the door opening is 110cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located leading up to and beyond the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
  • Comments View
    • The Glasshouse is located along to the left from this entrance.

Outside Access (Glasshouse Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the south of the park.
    • There is ramped/sloped and stepped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are double width but one door is locked.
    • The door(s) is/are permanently held open.
    • The width of the door opening is 150cm.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) is/are permanently held open.
    • The width of the door opening is 120cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located leading up to and beyond the gate.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • The ramp/slope does not bypass the step(s).
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located in the Glasshouse doorway.
    • There is/are 1 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 4cm.
  • Comments View
    • The entrance to the building is round to the left after the gate.

Inside Access

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

Level Change (Inside Access)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located leading over a water feature leading towards the toilets corridors.
  • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on the right going up.

Eating and Drinking (Glasshouse Seating)

  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is approximately 3m (3yd 10in) from the Glasshouse entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 50cm (1ft 8in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 72cm (2ft 4in).
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Comments View
    • The cafĂ© is no longer available at the glasshouse due to construction work, although seating areas are now provided here.
    • There is also outside seating available in front of the Glasshouse near the gate.

Parks and Gardens

  • The park or garden does have footpaths.
  • The path(s) has a / have tarmac 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 some bench seats situated along the paths for people to rest.
  • Comments View
    • There is some outdoor gym equipment to the north of the park.

Level Change (Flagpole and Viewpoint)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located leading up to the central viewpoint.
  • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located leading to the flagpole.
  • There is/are 3 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).
  • The ramp/slope does not bypass the step(s).
  • Comments View
    • The ramp bypasses some steps but not the final 3 shallow ones which may require assistance to overcome.
    • There is a cobbled surface around the flagpole viewpoint at the top.

Accessible Toilet (Glasshouse)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 122m (133yd 1ft) from the glasshouse entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located through to the rear right of the Glasshouse Gardens.
    • There is not level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is required for the accessible toilet.
    • The key is not a radar key.
    • The key can be obtained from any member of staff.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 207cm x 195cm (6ft 9in x 6ft 5in).
    • 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 155cm (5ft 1in).
    • 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 not fully functional.
    • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are non-infectious waste and open waste paper bin 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 left.
    • 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 43cm (1ft 5in).
    • 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 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 poor.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is poor.
    • 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 good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • There are 68cm and 71cm wide doorways to pass through just before the toilets.

Standard Toilet(s) (Glasshouse)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle with wall mounted grab rails is available.
  • Access to Standard Female and Male Toilet(s) View
    • The female and male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located through to the rear right of the Glasshouse Gardens.
    • The female and male toilets are approximately 120m (131yd 8in) from the Glasshouse entrance.
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located to the left from the main Glasshouse corridor.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the baby change facility.

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents are not available in Braille.
  • Documents are not available in large print.
  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.