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Brockwell Park

Norwood Road, Herne Hill, London, SE24 9BJ

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Introduction

Location

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

Opening Times

  • The venue has seasonal opening times.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Parking is not free for all users.
  • Parking is not free for Blue Badge holders.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • The car park is located within the park next to the Brockwell Lido.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do need to be booked in advance.
    • There is/are 4 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 340cm x 500cm (11ft 2in x 16ft 5in).
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • The patron does not have to cross a road.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • Comments View
    • Parking is free for two hours.
    • Blue Badge holders receive one hour of additional free parking.
    • The car park is also used for the Brockwell Lido, however park users are allowed to use it.

Outside Access (Herne Hill Road - Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located Herne Hill Road - Main Entrance.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open away from you (push).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.
  • The door opening is 300cm (9ft 10in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • There is also a single gate entrance with a width of 104cm.

Outside Access (Rosendale Road Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the end of Rosendale Road.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open away from you (push).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.
  • The door opening is 250cm (8ft 2in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • One of the gates is kept closed but can be opened.
    • There is a similar entrance on Brockwell Park Gardens, though the total width here is 300cm.
    • There is a similar entrance at Tulse Hill with a width of 318cm although it has a more challenging level change. (See seperate section for more details).
    • A similar entrance is located off Brixton Water Lane and has a width of 368cm.

Level Change (Tulse Hill Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located immediately beyond the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is steep.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is/are located immediately beyond the entrance.
  • There is / are 10 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is / are medium.
  • The steps do not have handrails.
  • The ramp or slope does bypass the step(s).

Outside Access (Norwood Lodge Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located off Norwood Road.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open away from you (push).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.
  • The door opening is 103cm (3ft 5in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • There are entrances similar to this around the park with varying entrance widths.
    • The Cressingham main entrance has a width of 166cm.
    • The Cressingham entrance has a width of 120cm.
    • The Brockwell Gate Entrance has a width of 83cm.
    • The Lido Entrance has a width of 170cm.

Level Change (Brockwell Park Entrances)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located immediately beyond the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • Comments View
    • All entrances have similar easy slopes, with the exception of Tulse Hill.

Outside Access (Arlington Road Entrance)

  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open away from you (push).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The door opening is 107cm (3ft 6in) wide.

Outside Access (Brockwell Park Gardens Vehicle Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located off Brockwell Park Gardens.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.
  • The door opening is 500cm (16ft 5in) wide.

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, moderate and steep slopes on the paths.
  • There are bench seats situated along the paths for people to rest.
  • Comments View
    • Most areas are accessed by easy ramp however the gradient leading form the Herne Hill Road Entrance to Brockwell House is steep, as are many of the paths around Brockwell House.

Play Area

  • There is a children's play area located next to the Arlington Road Entrance.
  • There is a double gate entrance with a width of 248cm and a single gate entrance with a width of 103cm.
  • The equipment here is not generally easily accessible.
  • There are male and female toilets for the children as well as an accessible toilet, however these were out of use at the time of survey.

Level Change (Seating Areas)

  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are located in front of the seats on all sides.
  • There is / are 1 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is / are medium.
  • The steps do not have handrails.

Walled Garden

  • The garden is accessed via a double gate that is difficult to open as the bars at the bottom of both doors need to be raised to open them.
  • The width of the entrance is 114cm.
  • The surface of the footpaths is cobbled.
  • The area to the rear right of the garden from the entrance is steep.
  • There are two medium steps to your right immediately on entrance which can be bypassed via alternate pathways within the garden.
  • There are benches within the garden.

Tennis and Basketball Courts

  • There are 6 tennis courts and one basketball court.
  • All are accesssed via gates that are light and have a width of at leaset 123cm.
  • Tennis courts 5 & 6 and the basketball court have five medium stairs with good colour contrast leading onto them.

Bowls Green and Pavilion

  • There is a bowls green available in the park with no step free access.
  • The green can only be accessed by overcoming a deep step, which in turn can only be accessed by overcoming 8 medium steps to access the pavilion. There are handrails on each side.

Outside Access (Brockwell Hall Cafe)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • Brockwell Hall Cafe
  • The main door(s) open away from you (push).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door(s) is / are light.
  • The door opening is 150cm (4ft 11in) wide.

Level Change (Brockwell Hall Cafe)

  • 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 steep.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 97cm (3ft 2in).
  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is/are located in front of the entrance.
  • There is / are 6 step(s) to the area / service.
  • 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 medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on the right going up.
  • The ramp or slope does not bypass the step(s).

Eating and Drinking (Brockwell Hall Cafe)

  • The following information is for the cafe.
  • The bar does serve food.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 6m (6yd 1ft) from the Brockwell Cafe entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 46cm (1ft 6in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 72cm (2ft 4in).
  • The standard height for tables is 72cm.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • Menus are wall only.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is hot food and snacks.

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 and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 190m (207yd 2ft) from the Arlington Road entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located to the left when you enter via the Arlington Road Entrance.
    • There is not level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 83cm (2ft 9in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 175cm x 253cm (5ft 9in x 8ft 4in).
    • There is not 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 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is push.
    • There is not a mixer tap.
    • There is not an emergency alarm.
    • 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 the right.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There is not a mirror.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 45cm (1ft 6in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the towel dispenser is 117cm (3ft 10in).
    • There is not a toilet roll holder.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 92cm (3ft).
  • 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.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located in the accessible toilet.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 84cm (2ft 9in).

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilets are available.
  • Access to Standard Female Toilet(s) View
    • The female toilets are located to your left when you enter via the Arlington Road Entrance.
    • The female toilets are 190m (207yd 2ft) from the Arlington Road Entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is not level access to the female toilet.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s) View
    • The male toilets are located to your left when you enter via the Arlington Road Entrance.
    • The male toilets are 140m (153yd 4in) from the Arlington Road Entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is not level access to the male toilet.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Access to Standard Female and Male Toilet(s) View
    • The female and male toilets are located near the Arlington and Water Lane entrances.
    • Inside the venue, there is not level access to the female and male toilets.
  • Comments View
    • There are also additional male and female standard toilets located near the Brockwell Hall Cafe.

Level Change (Accessible & Standard Toilets Near Water Lane)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located leading up to the accessible and standard female toilets.
  • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located leading into the male standard toilets.
  • There is/are 1 step(s) to the area/service.
  • 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 shallow (2cm - 10cm).
  • The ramp/slope does not bypass the step(s).
  • Comments View
    • The toilets near Brockwell Hall can only be reached by overcoming the paths leading to Brockwell Hall which are steep.