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Belvedere Beach

Woolwich Road, Belvedere, Kent, DA17 5EW

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Introduction

  • Comments View
    • This playground has been redesigned (2017) to include safe and accessible water play, musical and other sensory equipment. .
    • It is intended for children under 11 and children with disabilities.
    • Opening hours, including of the kiosk, may vary with the seasons, daylight hours and the weather - please contact the Council for details of winter opening times and other variations.
    • The toilets are open when the kiosk is open.
    • Belvedere Recreation Ground South, on the opposite side of Woolwich Road, includes play equipment suitable for older children.

Location

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

Opening Times (Summer Opening Times)

  • Monday 09:00 - 19:00.
  • Tuesday 09:00 - 19:00.
  • Wednesday 09:00 - 19:00.
  • Thursday 09:00 - 19:00.
  • Friday 09:00 - 19:00.
  • Saturday 09:00 - 19:00.
  • Sunday 09:00 - 19:00.

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
    • There is some unrestricted, unmarked on-street parking in Heron Hill, to the side of the park, and in surrounding streets.
    • There is no parking on Woolwich Road near to the park entrance.

Outside Access (Main Entrance Gate)

  • This information is for the entrance located on Woolwich Road, next to the bus stop and zebra crossing.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is / are double (with one leaf locked).
  • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.
  • The width of the door opening is 190cm (6ft 3in).

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 easy slopes on the paths.
  • There are bench seats situated along the paths for people to rest.
  • Comments View
    • The 'beach' play area has a rubberised surface and some wooden boardwalks.
    • Much of the equipment has been designed to be accessible to children with disabilities, including:
    • - a low level water play area with channels and dams
    • - a level access roundabout
    • - basket swings
    • - a sensory area with musical pieces and mirrors.
    • There is some bench seating, with and without armrests, around the perimeter of the play area, and informal seating on low brick walls.
    • There are also some picnic benches on grassed areas towards the rear of the park.

Level Change (Access to Beach Play Area)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located curving around the right hand side of the play area.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • 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 both sides.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 135cm (4ft 5in).
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located in several locations around the central play area.
  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are deep (18cm+).
  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • Comments View
    • There are several similar sets of steps around the perimeter of the play area, ranging from 2 to 5 steps.
    • The ramp bypasses all of the steps.

Eating and Drinking (Kiosk)

  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are 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 available.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is hot dogs and ice creams.
  • Comments View
    • The kiosk is located to the left after the entrance gate.
    • The kiosk has a high counter.
    • There is a crossways slope on the tarmac in front of the counter.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 09:30 - 17:30.
    • Tuesday 09:30 - 17:30.
    • Wednesday 09:30 - 17:30.
    • Thursday 09:30 - 17:30.
    • Friday 09:30 - 17:30.
    • Saturday 09:30 - 17:30.
    • Sunday 09:30 - 17:30.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is no signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 60m (65yd 1ft) from the main entrance gate.
    • This accessible toilet is located in the block to the far left, beyond the kiosk and the female toilet block.
    • There is 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 the staff in the kiosk.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by key (not RADAR).
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 160cm x 320cm (5ft 3in x 10ft 6in).
    • 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 89cm (2ft 11in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is push.
    • 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 not available in the cubicle.
    • 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 a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The shelf is higher than 95cm (3ft 1in).
    • 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 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 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 medium.
  • Comments View
    • The toilet is equipped with a changing bench, 130cm long, that is suitable for older children.
    • The bench folds down manually and is electronically height adjustable.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • 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 in the block to the left, beyond the kiosk as you enter the main entrance gate.
    • The female toilet(s) is/are approximately 50m (54yd 2ft) from the main entrance gate.
    • Inside the venue, there is not level access to the female toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s) View
    • The male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located in the block to the far left as you enter, beyond the kiosk and female toilet block.
    • The male toilet(s) is/are approximately 60m (65yd 1ft) from the main entrance gate.
    • Inside the venue, there is not level access to the male toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • There are easy slopes on the path leading to the two toilet blocks.

Additional Info

  • Staff do not receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.