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King Square Gardens

Lever Street, Islington, London, EC1V 8DB

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the grounds include large sand pit, climbing frames, swings, slide, play huts, roundabout and grass mound with water pumps.

Location

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

Opening Times

  • Monday 08:00 - 19:00.
  • Tuesday 08:00 - 19:00.
  • Wednesday 08:00 - 19:00.
  • Thursday 08:00 - 19:00.
  • Friday 08:00 - 19:00.
  • Saturday 08:00 - 19:00.
  • Sunday 08:00 - 19:00.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.

Access Point (Goswell Road)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located on Goswell Road.
    • There is an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is step-free access at this access point.
    • There is a gate which opens away from you (push).
    • The gate is permanently held open.
    • The width of the gap is 173cm.

Access Point (Lever Street)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located on Lever Street.
    • There is an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is step-free access at this access point.
    • There is a gate which opens away from you (push).
    • The gate is permanently held open.
    • The width of the gap is 114cm.
    • There is a minor inclination at the gate.

Access Point (Kings Square)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located on Kings Square.
    • There is an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is step-free access at this access point.
    • There is a gate which opens away from you (push).
    • The gate is permanently held open.
    • The width of the gap is 167cm.

Access Point (Kings Square 2)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located on Kings Square.
    • There is an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this access point.
    • There is a gate which opens away from you (push).
    • The gate is permanently held open.
    • The width of the gap is 138cm.
    • There are bollards at this access point.
    • The space between the bollards is 142cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of and beyond the gate.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.

Access Point (Turnpike House)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located behind Turnpike House.
    • There is 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.

Parks and Gardens

  • The park or garden does have footpaths.
  • The path(s) has a / have tarmac, concrete and gravel surface(s).
  • The majority of the path(s) is / are wide enough for wheelchair users.
  • There are slight slopes on the paths.
  • There are bench seats situated along the paths for people to rest.

Entrance (Playground)

  • This information is for the entrance located on the side of the playground.
  • Entrance View
    • There is step-free access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 100cm.
  • Comments View
    • There are similar gates around the playground.

Playground

  • There are various children's play apparatus within the area, most of which has soft, cushioned flooring.
  • There is some fixed bench seating available within the area.

Accessible Toilet (Left Hand Transfer - Main Park Building)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 64m (69yd 2ft) from the Kings Square access point.
    • This accessible toilet is located within the main park building, to the side of the playground.
    • 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 twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 97cm (3ft 2in).
    • The door may be difficult to open.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 200cm x 252cm (6ft 7in x 8ft 3in).
    • 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 141cm (4ft 8in).
    • 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 twist/turn.
    • 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 sanitary and waste paper pedal 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 both sides.
    • There is a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The shelf has the minimum dimensions of 12.5cm x 40cm.
    • The shelf is at a height of 90cm.
    • The shelf is located where it is reachable.
    • There is not a mirror.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 119cm (3ft 11in).
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is not a toilet roll holder.
    • 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
    • There is a low colour contrast between the external door and wall.
    • There is a low colour contrast between the internal door and wall.
    • There is a high colour contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall.
    • There is a high colour contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall.
    • There is a high colour contrast between the walls and floor.
    • The lighting levels are good.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located within the accessible toilet.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 89cm (2ft 11in).

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