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Bessingby Park, Cavendish Park and Pine Gardens

Bessingby Road, Ruislip, HA4 9AN

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Introduction

  • Bessingby Park complex is a 40-acre site comprising of three neighbouring green spaces: Bessingby Park, Cavendish Park and Pine Gardens.

Location

  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is South Ruislip.
  • The nearest underground station is Eastcote.
  • Comments View
    • The nearest bus stops are located near the Field End Road entrance.

COVID-19 Information

Opening Times

  • January, February, November and December 09:00 - 16:00.
  • March and October 09:00 - 17:00.
  • April 09:00 - 18:00.
  • September 09:00 - 19:00.
  • May, June, July and August 09:00 - 20:00.

Parking (Field End Road)

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Parking is free for all users.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • The car park is located off Field End Road.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • There is/are 2 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 340cm x 500cm (11ft 2in x 16ft 5in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 9m (9yd 2ft) from the Field End Road access point.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 13m (14yd 8in) from the Field End Road access point.
    • 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 a dropped kerb between the car park and the venue.
    • The dropped kerb does not have tactile paving.
    • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The car park does have a height restriction barrier.
    • The maximum height is 200cm (6ft 7in).
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details. View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • There are additional parking spaces within the Pine Gardens park.
    • That parking area contains 12 standard bays as well as 2 Blue Badge parking bays.
    • The Blue Badge bays are 475cm in length and 330cm wide.

Access Point (Field End Road)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located on Field End Road.
    • There is an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this access point.
    • This is no gate at this access point.
    • The width of the gap is 130cm.
    • Access to the park is through the car park on Field End Road.
      There is a dropped kerb with a threshold/lip as well as very uneven surfaces on the path linking the car park to the park.
      This path is 130cm wide.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located beyond the access point.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.

Access Point (Bessingby Road)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located on Bessingby Road.
    • There is an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is step-free access at this access point.
    • There is a gate which opens away from you (push).
    • The gate is permanently held open.
    • The width of the gap is 107cm.
    • There is a vehicle gate on the left of the pedestrian gate.
      There are dropped kerbs on both pavements leading to this entrance.
  • Comments View
    • The entrance for park maintenance vehicles is 400cm wide.
    • There is a second set of gates which consist of an emergency vehicle access gate, one pedestrian kissing gate on the left with a width of 110cm and one restriction gate on the right with a width of 50cm.

Access Point (Whitby Road)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located on Whitby Road.
    • There is an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is step-free access at this access point.
    • There is a gate which opens both ways.
    • The gate is easy to open.
    • The width of the gap is 140cm.
    • There is also a squeeze gate that is 50cm wide.
  • Comments View
    • The ground is uneven and may be difficult to access using a wheelchair without assistance.

Access Point (Coombe Drive)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located on Coombe Drive.
    • There is not an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is ramped/sloped and stepped access at this access point.
    • There is an open gap for access.
    • The gate is easy to open.
    • The width of the gap is 110cm.
    • There is a cycle gate on the right of the main gate which has a width of 50cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the access point.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located before the gate.
    • There is/are 1 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are not between 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 6cm.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).

Access Point (Pine Gardens)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located on Pine Gardens.
    • There is an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is step-free access at this access point.
    • There is an open gap for access.
    • The gate is easy to open.
    • The width of the gap is 110cm.
    • The cycle gate here is 55cm wide.
      There is a emergency vehicle entrance gate to the right.

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 slight and steep slopes on the paths.
  • There are bench seats situated along the paths for people to rest.
  • Comments View
    • The tarmac pathways through the three parks range from 150cm to 500cm in width.

Level Change (Bessingby Playing Fields to Pine Gardens Pathway)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located on the pathway between Bessingby Playing Fields and Pine Gardens.
  • The ramp/slope gradient is steep.
  • Comments View
    • This slope is on the right side of the Bowls Club Facility.

Activities

  • Facilities include; bowling greens, football pitches, tennis courts, A cricket square and two children's play areas.

Accessible Toilet

  • There is not an/are not accessible toilet(s) within this venue designated for public use.

Standard Toilet(s)