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Kennington Park

Kennington Park Road, Kennington, London, SE11 4BE

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the grounds include football pitches, tennis courts, a flower garden, a children's playground, skate park and Trees for Cities Charity Office, Stay and Play Centre.

Location

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

Opening Times

  • The venue has seasonal opening times and please contact the venue for details of opening times.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.

Access Points

  • There is a large entrance on Kennington Park Road (photograph 1).
  • There are no gates here, however, there are bollards in the entrance walkway narrowing the width to 170cm.
  • There are several access points around Kennington Park which have either single or double width gates that are held open during opening hours.
  • Photograph 2 shows the entrance on Brixton Road. The width of the entrance is 290cm.
  • Photograph 3 shows the entrance on on Kennington Park Road. The width of the entrance is 182cm.
  • Similar entrances are located on Brixton Road, Kennington Park Place and St Agnes Place.

Outside Access (Access Point (Kensington Park Extension))

  • This information is for the entrance located on St Agnes Place.
  • 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 heavy.
  • The door opening is 300cm (9ft 10in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • The gate on the right is permanently held open during opening hours, giving a width of 150cm.
    • On the the other side of the entrance gates is the Kennington Park Extension, which can be seen in photographs 2, 3 and 4.

Parks & Gardens

  • There are several concrete paths running throughout the park.
  • The path slopes to a moderate gradient in various parts.
  • The paths throughout the park vary in width.
  • There are several uneven grassed areas throughout the grounds.

Outside Access (Children's Play Area)

  • This information is for the entrance located to the left as you enter the St. Agnes Place entrance.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open away from you (push).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door(s) is / are light.
  • The door opening is 118cm (3ft 10in) wide.

Flower Garden

  • The flower garden is a fenced off garden area within the park.
  • It is accessed via single width (115cm), heavy gates that open both ways.
  • There is an area featuring a small pond with 4 medium height steps to access. Handrails are not available at the steps.

Outside Access (Cafe Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is not 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 98cm (3ft 3in) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open away from you (push).
    • The doors are single width.
    • The door(s) is / are light.
    • The door opening is 78cm (2ft 7in) wide.

Level Change (Cafe Entrance)

  • 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.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are located in front of the entrance ramp.
  • 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.
  • The steps do not have handrails.
  • The ramp or slope does not bypass the step(s).

Inside Access (Cafe)

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music/noise.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are medium.

Eating and Drinking (Cafe)

  • The following information is for the cafe.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • There is not a lowered section at the counter.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 1m (3ft 3in) from the cafe entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 47cm (1ft 7in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 73cm (2ft 5in).
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are not available.
  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is not available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • Menus are wall only.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not available in large print.
  • Picture menus are not available.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is hot and cold meals and snacks.

Basketball Court

  • There is a basketball court located to the rear of the changing rooms.
  • The entrances have a width of 126cm.
  • There is another basketball court elsewhere in the grounds, to which there are no fences around the edge (photograph 3).

Tennis Court

  • There are tennis court available for use in the park.
  • There are two sets of gates to the tennis courts with widths of 300cm.The first set of gates can be seen in photograph 2.
  • Alternatively the courts can be accessed via a different route. As there is an alternate set of double gates that are closer to the changing rooms (photograph 3). Using this gate will lead to two medium height steps without handrails (photograph 4).
  • After which you will need to pass through a set of gates with a width of 300cm.

Football Pitches

  • There are astroturf football pitches available for use.
  • The entrance gate has a width of 120cm.

Outside Access (Changing Room Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The door opening is 176cm (5ft 9in) wide.

Level Change (Changing Room Entrance)

  • 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.

Accessible Changing Room

  • There are accessible changing rooms available.
  • The accessible changing room is located to the right as you enter the changing block.
  • The facility is 6m (6yd 1ft) from the changing room entrance.
  • The door opens outwards.
  • The width of the door is 87cm (2ft 10in).
  • The door is locked by a locking handle.
  • The dimensions of the accessible changing room are 187cm x 290cm (6ft 2in x 9ft 6in).
  • There is a lateral transfer space.
  • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
  • The lateral transfer space is 116cm (3ft 10in).
  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
  • There is a flush on the transfer side.
  • Wall mounted rails are available.
  • The toilet seat is 48cm (1ft 7in) above floor level.
  • There is a sink.
  • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
  • The height of the sink is 69cm (2ft 3in).
  • The tap type is lever.
  • There is a mixer tap.
  • There is an emergency alarm in the cubicle.
  • The emergency alarm is not fully functional.
  • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
  • There is not a locker within the accessible changing room.
  • There is not a changing bench.
  • There is a wheel in shower.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower are an adjustable shower head.
  • The height of the seat is 46cm (1ft 6in).
  • Comments View
    • There is a drop down rail in the shower.
    • The changing room was being used for storage at the time of the survey (Feb 2016).

Standard Changing Room

  • There are standard changing rooms available.
  • The standard changing room is 6m (6yd 1ft) from the changing room entrance.
  • The standard changing room is 12m (13yd 4in) from the football pitch.
  • The standard changing rooms are located in the changing block.
  • There is level access to the standard changing rooms.
  • Shower facilities are available within the changing room(s).
  • There is level access to the shower facilities.
  • The shower cubicle(s) / area is / are accessed via a deep step.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is 42m (45yd 2ft) from the St Agnes Park entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located to the right as you enter the St Agnes Park entrance.
    • There is not level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is required for the accessible toilet.
    • The key is a radar key.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 75cm (2ft 6in).
    • The door weight is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 150cm x 229cm (4ft 11in x 7ft 6in).
    • 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 82cm (2ft 8in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is not a mixer tap.
    • There is an emergency alarm in the cubicle.
    • The emergency alarm is fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a coat hook.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There are not mirrors.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • 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 not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • 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 grab rails and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

Level Change (Accessible Toilet)

  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is/are located in the doorway.
  • There is / are 1 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is / are shallow.
  • The steps do not have handrails.

Standard Toilet(s)

Level Change (Standard Toilets)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located on the path leading to the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.

Additional Info

  • Staff do not receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.