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King George V Playing Fields

Old Hale Way, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG5 1XL

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the grounds include 3 rugby pitches, 3 football pitches, children's play area, tennis court, multi-use games area and an exercise zone.

Location

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

COVID-19 Information

Opening Times

  • The venue is open 24hrs.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Parking is free for all users.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • The car park is located next to Hitchin Rugby Club.
    • 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 1 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 320cm x 470cm (10ft 6in x 15ft 5in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 70m (76yd 1ft) from the main gate.
    • 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 tarmac.
    • The patron does not have to cross a road.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details. View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Outside Access (Main Gate Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on Old Hale Way.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • There are no doors at this entrance.
  • The width of the door opening is 550cm (18ft 1in).

Level Change (Main Gate Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located in front of and beyond the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is moderate.

Outside Access (Path Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on the left past the main gate entrance off Old Hale Way.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • There are no doors at this entrance.
  • The width of the door opening is 100cm (3ft 3in).

Level Change (Path Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp or slope is located immediately beyond the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is moderate.

Outside Access (Path Entrance - King Georges Close)

  • This information is for the entrance located on King Georges Close.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • There are no doors at this entrance.
  • The width of the door opening is 90cm (2ft 11in).

Level Change (Path Entrance- King Georges Close)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp or slope is located immediately beyond the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.

Pathway

  • A pathway runs through the recreation ground from Old Hale Way to King Georges Close. The path is tarmac, 170cm wide, has easy to moderate slopes and leads to the children's play area, tennis court & multi-use games area.

Recreation Ground

  • The main surface throughout the recreation ground is grass. This maybe unsuitable for wheelchair users after it has rained.

Activities

  • Activity areas within the park include a children's play area, tennis court, multi-use games area, exercise zone and skatepark.

Accessible Toilet

  • There is not an/are not accessible toilet(s) within this venue designated for public use.

Standard Toilet(s)