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Crouch End Playing Fields

Park Road, Crouch End, London, N8 8JJ

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the grounds include a woodland area, several cricket clubs including Highgate CC and North London CC and several tennis clubs including Hanley LTC, Georgian LTC and Wood Vale TC.
  • Related link Part of the area is owned and managed by the Shepherds Cot Trust.
  • Http://shepherdscottrust.org
  • Related link Link to the website of the Crouch End Open Space conservation charity, set up to protect, maintain and improve the CREOS area.
  • Http://www.crouchendopenspace.org
  • Comments View
    • Please note the facilities within the private tennis and cricket clubs were not surveyed.

Location

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

Opening Times

  • The venue is open 24hrs.
  • Comments View
    • Although the area is open to pedestrians 24/7, most of the footpaths do not have street lighting.
    • The vehicle access to the car parks may be managed by the sports clubs.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Parking is free for all users.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • The car park is located from Montenotte Road, off Shepherds Hill.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • There is/are 0 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • 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 uneven surfaces.
    • 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.
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details. View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • Photographs 1 to 4 show the car park off Montenotte Road. The car park entrance is to the left of the entrance to Highgate Wood School.
    • From the car park there are large bollards on the tarmac path leading to some of the cricket and tennis clubs.
    • There are some blocks in the path at the entrance to the unmade woodlands path from the car park.
    • There is a second car park accessed from the driveway next to Greenways, off A1201 Park Road (shown in photographs 5 and 6).
    • There is also unrestricted on-street parking in Wood Vale (shown in photograph 7).

Outside Access (Greenways Access Points)

  • This information is for the entrance located from the Greenways path which connects Woodvale with Park Road.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • There are no doors at this entrance.
  • The width of the door opening is 100cm (3ft 3in).
  • Comments View
    • The entrance to the Greenways path from Wood Vale is between house numbers 35a and 37.
    • There is a staggered barrier with no gate at this entrance (shown in photographs 1 and 2).
    • There are several similar barriers along the path leading to Park Road (shown in photographs 3 and 4).
    • Greenways is a wide tarmac path, with several entrances off leading to unmade paths into the Crouch End open space.
    • Most of these are wide openings without gates (shown in photograph 5), but the entrance into the woodlands near to the Wood Vale end of the path has bollards restricting the entrance to 40cm (shown in photograph 6).

Level Change (Greenways Access Points)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located along the path and on some of the connecting paths.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.

Level Change (Wood Vale Access Points)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located on the path leading into the woodland, next to 85 Wood Vale.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • Comments View
    • The path next to 85 Wood Vale is shown in photographs 1 and 2.
    • There is also a steep path next to 11 Wood Vale which leads to Wood Vale Tennis Club (shown in photographs 3 and 4).

Parks and Gardens

  • The park or garden does have footpaths.
  • The path(s) has a / have compact earth, loose wood chippings, tarmac and muddy surface(s).
  • The majority of the path(s) is / are wide enough for wheelchair users.
  • There are easy and moderate slopes on the paths.
  • There are not any bench seats situated along the paths for people to rest.
  • Comments View
    • The driveways linking the various tennis and cricket clubs are wide and level tarmac.
    • There are some speed humps on this path.
    • The paths in the woodland areas off Wood Vale are unmade and may be muddy.
    • Some of the paths have logs as edging and the paths are less than 75cm in width.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are not available.

Standard Toilet(s)