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Danson Splash Park and Playground

Danson Park, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA6 8HL

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About this venue

Danson Splash Park is open from May to September, while the playground is open all year round. Both wet and dry play areas are offered free of charge. There is secure perimeter fencing around the site and there is also a refreshment kiosk, seating areas, toilets and baby changing facilities.

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Introduction

  • Comments View
    • Danson Splash Park and playground are located in the centre of Danson Park next to the main car park.
    • They are close to Danson House and to Danson Stables pub and restaurant.

Opening Times (Open May - September)

  • The splash park and playground is opened at the same time as the main park gates, at 07:30 Monday - Friday and 09:00 weekends and bank holidays.
  • Closing times range from 16:30 - 21:00.
  • They relate to sunset and are changed weekly.
  • Please see the Council website for full details.
  • The car park, which is shared with Danson Stables pub and restaurant, is open later than these times.
  • The playground toilets and kiosk are open from 10:00 - 18:00 in Summer (within British Summer Time), from 10:00 - 14:00 Winter weekdays and 10:00 - 15:30 Winter weekends.
  • When these toilets are closed, the main park toilets next to the car park will be open.
  • Staff will operate the water splash facility during the Summer and as weather permits.

Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the town.
  • This venue is situated in Bexleyheath.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest mainline station is Bexleyheath.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Parking is not free for all users.
  • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.
  • The car park is at the front of the venue.
  • The car park type is open air/surface.
  • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
  • There are 1 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
  • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 460cm x 490cm (15ft 1in x 16ft 1in).
  • The nearest designated bay is 25m (27yd) from the main 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 loose chippings.
  • There is a dropped kerb / non stepped access from the car park to the venue.
  • 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.
  • Comments View
    • There is additional car parking on the access road alongside the playground.
    • When the car park is busy in the summer months, there is overflow parking opened up on the grassed area opposite the playground.
    • Car parking is charged for on summer weekends.

Inside Access

  • There is not level access to the service.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Comments View
    • Facilities include play equipment for children of all ages.
    • Equipment which may be suitable for children with disabilities includes the water splash area and a supportive swing seat (harness not supplied).
    • The water splash area has a smooth surface with easy slopes.

Level Change (Playground and Paths)

  • The paths around the playground are generally of smooth tarmac with easy - moderate slopes.
  • There is some localised unevenness where the tarmac meets the rubber play surface around some of the equipment.
  • Some of the more challenging play equipment is set in grassed areas or on bark chippings enclosed by railway sleepers.
  • There are sleeper steps to access the raised climbing frame.

Restaurant Bar Internal (Kiosk)

  • All tables are permanently fixed.
  • All chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 15m (16yd) from the main entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 70cm (2ft 4in).
  • Menus are wall only.
  • The type of food served here is hot and cold snacks, drinks and ice cream.

Accessible Toilet

  • 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 8m (8yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located on the right on entering the playground.
    • There is not level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 150cm x 220cm (4ft 11in x 7ft 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 75cm (2ft 6in).
    • 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 not an emergency alarm.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • 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 is not higher than 95cm (3ft 1in).
    • 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 toilet roll holder.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 86cm (2ft 10in).
  • 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 medium.
  • Comments View
    • The toilet is flushed by a push button.

Level Change (Accessible Toilet)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilets are available.
  • Access to Standard Female and Male Toilet(s) View
    • The female and male toilets are located on the right on entering the playground.
    • The female and male toilets are 6m (19ft 8in) from the main entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female and male toilet.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located in the male and female standard toilets.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 95cm (3ft 1in).
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the baby change facility.

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Plastic cups are available.
  • Plastic cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are available on request.
  • Comments View
    • There are a range of fixed bench seats around the playground, located on the tarmac surfaces.