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Mill Dam Park

Mill Lane, Kirkby, Knowsley, Merseyside, L32 2AU

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the grounds include a pond and children's play area.

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 Kirkby.

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 Mill Lane.
    • 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 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 514cm x 610cm (16ft 10in x 20ft).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 19m (20yd 2ft) from the Mill Lane entrance.
    • 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 slopes/ramps.
    • 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 (Mill Lane Car Park)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located on Mill Lane.
    • There is not an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this access point.
    • There is no gate at this access point.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
    • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located In front of the car park, going downwards towards the lake.
    • There is/are 13 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are 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 between 30cm and 45cm.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The handrail(s) is/are on the left going up.
    • 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.
  • Comments View
    • There is a lower handrail which is 50cm from the stair pitch line.

Access Point (Mill Lane Pedestrian Entrance)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located on Mill Lane.
    • There is not an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is step-free access at this access point.
    • There is no gate at this access point.
    • The width of the gap is 120cm.

Access Point (Buttermere Close)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located in front of the entrance.
    • There is not an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is ramped/sloped and stepped access at this access point.
    • There is no gate at this access point.
    • The width of the gap is 74cm.
    • There are bollards at this access point.
    • A bollard restricts the width of the access into the park.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance at the road.
    • 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.
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located at the front of the entrance on the road.
    • There is/are 15+ step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are 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 between 30cm and 45cm.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The handrail(s) is/are on the left going up.
    • 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 not extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
    • There is a second lower handrail.

Access Point (Grasmere Close)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located in front of the entrance on Grasmere Close.
    • There is not an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is ramped/sloped and stepped access at this access point.
    • There is no gate at this access point.
    • The width of the gap is 76cm.
    • There are bollards at this access point.
    • A bollard restricts the width of the access into the park.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance on Grasmere Close.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
    • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located In front of the entrance on Grasmere Close.
    • There is/are 4 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 15cm.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The handrail(s) is/are on the left 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.

Parks and Gardens

  • The park or garden does have footpaths.
  • The path(s) has a / have tarmac and muddy surface(s).
  • The majority of the path(s) is / are 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.
  • Comments View
    • There are some pontoons leading to the lake.
    • The pontoons are grass.
    • The pontoons have medium and steep levels.

Children's Play Area

  • The children's play area is located along the pathway to the left as you enter via the car park entrance.
  • There are moderate slopes leading to the play area.
  • The majority of the pathways are over 100cm wide.
  • The pathways are tarmac.
  • The play area is 50m from the car park entrance.
  • Some of the play equipment is located on a surface of wood chippings.
  • Some of the play equipment is located on a surface of grass.

Outdoor Gym Equipment

  • There is a range of outdoor gym equipment.
  • The outdoor gym equipment is located along the pathway, ahead as you enter via the car park entrance.
  • The gym equipment is 36m from the car park entrance.
  • There are easy ramps on route to the outdoor gym equipment.
  • The majority of the pathways are more than 100cm wide.
  • The gym equipment is located on a surface of soft rubber.
  • The pathways are tarmac.

Outside Access (Café)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building. The building is 35 metres from the car park.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are double width but one door is locked.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 88cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located at the start of the pathway to the café entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.

Café (Mill Lane Entrance)

  • The venue shares a car park.
  • The car park is for the park as a whole.
  • There is ramped/sloped access to the venue.
  • The entrance ramp/slope has a slight gradient.
  • The entrance door(s) is/are double (with one leaf locked), manual (towards you), with a clear opening width of over 75cm.
  • There is step free access to the majority of the venue/service.
  • There is room to manoeuvre within the majority of the venue/service.
  • Inside Access View
    • There is not a hearing assistance system available.
  • Eating and Drinking View
    • Full table service is not available.
    • Food or drink can be brought to the table.
    • The standard height for tables is 73cm.
    • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre in the seating area.
    • The following menu types are provided; wall.
    • The type of food served here is hot and cold drinks, snacks and ice cream.
  • Toilet and Changing Facilities View
    • Toilet and/or changing facilities include; accessible toilet(s) and standard toilet(s).
  • Staff and Services View
    • There is a member of staff (generally on duty) trained in British/Irish Sign Language.
    • A home delivery service is not available.
    • Adapted cutlery is not available.
    • Drinking straws are available.
    • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.

Accessible Toilet (Café)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 2m (2yd 7in) from the café entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located to the left as you enter.
    • 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 lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is easy to open.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 154cm x 215cm (5ft 1in x 7ft 1in).
    • 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 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • 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 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 not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There is not a mirror.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 49cm (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 good.
    • 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 good.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located Just inside the accessible toilet to the right.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 80cm (2ft 7in).

Standard Toilet(s) (Café)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Female Toilet(s) View
    • The female toilet facilities that were surveyed are located To the left of the café entrance.
    • The female toilet(s) is/are approximately 4m (4yd 1ft) from the café entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels in the female toilets are good.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s) View
    • The male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located to the left of the café entrance.
    • The male toilet(s) is/are approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the Café entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the male toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels in the male toilets are good.