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Riverside Walk Central

Elmwood Road / Crofton Avenue, Bexley, Kent, DA5 3PT

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    • Riverside Walk Central is a linear park that follows the line of the River Shuttle from Elmwood Road to Crofton Avenue.
    • Along the river runs a section of the Shuttle Riverway public footpath that runs from Hall Place (where it connects with the Cray Riverway) to Avery Hill Park in Greenwich (to connect with the Green Chain Walk).
    • In addition to a play area, there is a ball court and five a side football area.

Opening Times

  • The park is open 24 hours per day.
  • There is no street lighting on the paths.


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


  • The venue does not have its own car park.

Elmwood Drive Entrance Gate

  • This entrance is located on Elmwood Drive.
  • This style of entrance barrier is also used on other sections of the Shuttle Riverway.
  • It is intended to prevent motorbikes from entering the park, but allowing access to other users including pedestrians, cyclists, wheelchair users and people with pushchairs.
  • Wheelchair and pushchair users follow the same route past a gate which swings both ways into an enclosure which they then must reverse out of.
  • The enclosure is 120cm deep and a maximum of 110cm wide.
  • The clear opening width at the gate is 95cm.
  • Please note that there are horizontal bars above the space which are intended to be above the head-height of wheelchair users.
  • The bars are 132cm and 138cm high.
  • The space may be insufficient for electric scooters or taller wheelchairs.
  • The route from this gate into the park is over grass, with easy - moderate slopes.

Crofton Avenue Entrance

  • This entrance is located on Crofton Avenue.
  • There is no gate or barrier.
  • The clear opening is 170cm.
  • The entrance leads on to a firm tarmac path.
  • There are moderate - easy slopes on the path but some uneven areas near to the entrance.

Inside Access

  • There are tarmac paths between the Crofton Avenue Entrance and the playground.
  • This path has an easy - moderate slope.
  • The remainder of the park is open grassland.
  • The ball court is also set in the grassed area, off the path.
  • There is an easy - moderate slope across the playground enclosure.
  • The playground surface is tarmac, with localised unevenness where this joins with the rubber play surface around the play equipment.

Outside Access (Playground Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located from the path from Crofton Avenue.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 105cm (3ft 5in) wide.
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    • There is a second identical gate on the opposite side of the playground which opens onto the grassed area.

Outside Access (Ball Court Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the ball court.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 108cm (3ft 7in) wide.
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    • There is also an identical gate which opens from the side of the ball court onto an unmade path (picture right).

Level Change (Ball Court Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located to the left of the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 95cm (3ft 1in).
  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located to the right of the entrance.
  • There is / are 3 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on the left going up.
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    • The ramp overcomes the steps.
    • The bottom of the ramp/ steps are set in a grassed area.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are not accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • There are some seats within the playground area.
  • A small number of other benches are set in the grassed area.