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Kennington Park

Kennington Park Road, Kennington, London, SE11 4BE

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the grounds include outdoor fitness equipment, football pitches, tennis courts, a flower garden, a children's playground, skate park, Trees for Cities Charity Office, and a Stay and Play Club - One O'clock Club.

Opening Times

  • The venue has seasonal opening times.
  • Comments View
    • The park is open from 07:30 until 15 minutes before sunset.

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.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.
  • Public Car Parks. View
    • There is not a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details. View
    • On street marked Blue Badge bays are available.
    • The dimensions of the marked Blue Badge bays are 200cm x 660cm (6ft 7in x 21ft 8in).
    • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are not available.
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Brixton Road - Access Points

  • There are 4 access points located along Brixton Road.
  • The access points are all over 150cm wide.
  • The access points near to Harleyford Street has a short steep slope in the entrance.
  • There are 2 access points located opposite Kennington Road.
  • The access point directly opposite Kennington Road has bollards, with a width of 170cm between them.
  • The bollards have a red identification band located at the centre and near the top.
  • The access point located on the corner of Brixton Road and Kennington Park Place has a short steep slope in front of it, with the surface of the path being uneven.
  • All gates are permanently held open.

St Agnes Place - Access Points

  • There are 4 access points located along St Agnes Place.
  • The access points along St Agnes Place have a minimum width of 120cm.
  • On the street near to the access point to Kennington Park Place, the path is uneven and undulating.
  • The access point opposite Kennington Park Gardens has bollards, with a width of 165cm between them.
  • The bollards have two clear red identification bands in the middle and near the top.
  • The access point opposite Meadcroft Road has a bollard on the path near to the café, with a width either side of it of 130cm.
  • The bollard doesn't have a clear identification band.
  • The access point opposite the bollard has a slight slope on the path leading down to the main park paths.
  • At the bottom of the slope there is bollard, with a width of 140cm either side of it.
  • The bollard doesn't have a clear identification band.
  • Most access gates are permanently held open.

Camberwell New Road Access Points

  • There are 2 access points located along Camberwell New Road.
  • Both access points are other 150cm wide.
  • All gates at the access points are permanently held open.

Parks & Gardens - Main Park

  • There is step-free access throughout the park.
  • The surface of the paths is tarmac.
  • There are some very slight and slight slopes in places.
  • There are information boards with maps located around the park at regular intervals near to access points.
  • There is a selection of bench seating around the park, some with armrests.
  • There is outdoor fitness equipment available.
  • There is not a surfaced path to the equipment.
  • There are bollards on the path near to the Basketball Court.
  • The width between the bollards is 180cm.
  • The bollards have a clear identification band in the middle and near the top.
  • In the picnic area next to the Collective Café, there is a picnic bench which has two spaces for wheelchair users.
  • The height from the floor to the underside of the picnic bench is 71cm.

Parks & Gardens - Extension

  • The extension is located off St Agnes Place.
  • The extension is on the opposite side of St Agnes Place, visitors have to cross the road to access the extension of the park.
  • There are no signals at the crossing.
  • The crossing is level with the path and has tactile paving on both sides.
  • There are bollards at the access point into the park.
  • The width between the bollards is 100cm.
  • The bollards do not have a clear identification bands.
  • There is step-free access in the park.
  • There are no surfaced paths.

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 gate that open both ways.
  • There is step-free access throughout the flower garden.
  • The surface of the path is stone paving.
  • There is an area featuring a small pond with 4 medium height steps to access it.
  • Handrails are not available at the steps.

Outside Access (Café 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(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.
  • The width of the door opening is 98cm (3ft 3in).
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) is / are light.
    • The width of the door opening is 78cm (2ft 7in).

Level Change (Café Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located on the decking in front of the café entrance.
  • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located between the path and the decking in front of the café.
  • 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).
  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The ramp/slope does not bypass the step(s).

Eating and Drinking (Café)

  • The following information is for the café.
  • 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 approximately 1m (3ft 3in) from the café 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).
  • 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.
  • Comments View
    • Due to COVID-19 the café is only serving food from the counter at the side of the building.
    • The height of the counter is 86cm.

Basketball Courts

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

Tennis Courts

  • There are tennis courts 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 alternative set of double gates that are closer to the changing rooms (photograph 3).
  • Using this gate will lead to 2 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 to the pitches 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/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.

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).
  • The toilet does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
  • 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 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 dropdown rail in the shower.
    • The changing room was being used for storage at the time of the survey (February 2016).

Standard Changing Room

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 6m (6yd 1ft) from the changing room entrance.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 12m (13yd 4in) from the football pitch.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located in the changing block.
  • There is level access to the standard changing room(s).
  • 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

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 42m (45yd 2ft) from the St Agnes Park entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located to the right as you enter via the St Agnes Park entrance.
    • There is not level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared 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 is easy to open.
    • 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.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.
    • 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 both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There is not a mirror.
    • 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 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 moderate to good.

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)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Female and Male Toilet(s) View
    • The female and male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located to the right as you enter via the St Agnes Place entrance.
    • The female and male toilets are approximately 35m (38yd 10in) from the St Agnes Place entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is not level access to the female and male toilets.
    • Lighting levels in the female and male toilets are moderate to good.
  • Comments View
    • There are standard children's toilets located in the children's playground.

Level Change (Standard Toilets)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp or slope is located on the path leading to the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.

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.