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Cassiobury Park

Rickmansworth Road, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD18 7LB

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About this venue

Cassiobury Park is a Green Flag Award winning park. It has two Cafes, a miniature railway, Tennis courts, Croquet club, Bandstand, newly refurbished paddling pools and lots of open space to walk about or to play sports. It holds lots of events throughout the year.

Access Guide

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the grounds include a children's play area, a cafe kiosk, a paddling pool and public toilets, but all are undergoing refurb.
  • Comments View
    • Cassiobury Park is currently undergoing refurbishment works, which are due to be complete in November 2016.

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 Watford Junction.
  • The nearest underground station is Watford.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located on Gade Avenue.
    • 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 5 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 380cm x 550cm (12ft 6in x 18ft 1in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 20m (21yd 2ft) from the Gade Avenue entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 40m (43yd 2ft) from the Gade Avenue 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 270cm (8ft 10in).
  • Drop off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 06:00 - 21:00.
    • Tuesday 06:00 - 21:00.
    • Wednesday 06:00 - 21:00.
    • Thursday 06:00 - 21:00.
    • Friday 06:00 - 21:00.
    • Saturday 06:00 - 21:00.
    • Sunday 06:00 - 21:00.

Access Point (Rickmansworth Road)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located on Rickmansworth Road.
    • There is 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.

Access Point (Shepherds Road)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located on Shepherds 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 110cm.

Access Point (Gade Avenue)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located in Gade Avenue Car Park.
    • There is an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is step-free access at this access point.
    • There are bollards at this access point.

Access Point (Giddings Grove)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located on Giddings Grove.
    • There is not an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is step-free access at this access point.
    • There is a gate which opens both ways.
    • The gate is permanently held open.
    • The width of the gap is 130cm.

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.
  • Comments View
    • There are 2 play areas around the park and there are paddling pools which are open during the summer months.

Outside Access (The Hub - Cafe Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.
  • The width of the door opening is 180cm (5ft 11in).

Outside Access (The Hub - Toilet Block Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the side of the building.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.
  • The width of the door opening is 90cm (2ft 11in).

Outside Access (The Hub - Staff / Changing Place Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the building, on the lower level.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is / are single (with a locked extension leaf).
  • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.
  • The width of the door opening is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • Comments View
    • This entrance is mainly used for staff but is also used to gain access to the changing place.

Inside Access (The Hub)

  • 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 allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are bright.

Eating and Drinking (The Hub)

  • The following information is for the cafe.
  • The cafe is located on the first floor of the hub.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • There is not a lowered section at the counter.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is approximately 3m (3yd 10in) from the the hub - cafe entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 76cm (2ft 6in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 105cm (3ft 5in).
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • Menus are wall only.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not available in large print.
  • Picture menus are not available.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is hot and cold meals and snacks.

Changing Places (The Hub)

  • Location and access View
    • The facility is located on the lower floor of the hub.
    • The facility is approximately 3m (3yd 10in) from the hub - staff / changing place entrance.
    • There is level access to the facility.
  • Dimensions and features View
    • You do need a key for the facility.
    • It is not a radar key.
    • The key can be obtained from a pool attendant.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The width of the door is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • The dimensions of the facility are 390cm x 300cm (12ft 10in x 9ft 10in).
    • The facility changing bench height is adjustable.
    • The facility changing bench is wall mounted.
    • The length of the facility changing bench is 185cm (6ft 1in).
    • The facility hoist is powered overhead.
    • The overhead hoist covers all areas in cubicle.
    • The sling is attached to the hoist by hook.
    • The facility toilet is peninsular.
    • The transfer space on the left as you face the toilet is 98cm (3ft 3in).
    • The transfer space on the right as you face the toilet is 160cm (5ft 3in).
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • Drop down rails are provided for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet the drop down rail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • The type of wash basin is adjustable.
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available at the wash basin.
    • As you face the wash basin, the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • Disposal facilities are available.
    • A privacy screen is available.
    • Wide tear off paper roll is not available.
    • The facility has not got a non-slip floor.
    • A functioning emergency alarm is available.

Accessible Toilet (The Hub)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 2m (2yd 7in) from the the hub - toilet block entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located in the toilet block, to the right of the hub building.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 176cm x 215cm (5ft 9in x 7ft 1in).
    • There is 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 107cm (3ft 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 available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are female sanitary and non-infectious waste disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall-mounted grab rails are available.
    • 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 placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 47cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer can 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 good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located in the accessible toilet.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 75cm (2ft 6in).

Standard Toilet(s) (The Hub)

Eating and Drinking (Paddling Pools)

  • The following information is for the cafe.
  • The cafe is located in the paddling pools, on the lower ground floor of the hub.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • There is not a lowered section at the counter.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • Menus are wall only.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not available in large print.
  • Picture menus are not available.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is hot and cold meals and snacks.

Standard Changing Room (Paddling Pools)

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the paddling pools.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located in the paddling pools, on the lower ground floor of the hub.
  • There is level access to the standard changing room(s).
  • Shower facilities are not available within the changing room(s).

Accessible Toilet (Paddling Pools)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is located next to the paddling pools.
    • 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 hook.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 190cm x 250cm (6ft 3in x 8ft 2in).
    • There is 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 120cm (3ft 11in).
    • 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 available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are female sanitary and non-infectious waste 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 both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There is a mirror.
    • Mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 47cm (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 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 good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located in the accessible toilet.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 75cm (2ft 6in).

Standard Toilet(s) (Paddling Pools)