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Norwood Park

Salter's Hill, West Norwood, London, SE19 1DZ

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the grounds include two children's play areas, skate park, football pitch, table tennis table and an outdoor gym.
  • Comments View
    • The park in in a hilly area, with some sloping paths that are long and steep.

Opening Times

  • The venue is open 24hrs.

Location

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

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 650cm (6ft 7in x 21ft 4in).
    • On street Blue Badge parking is located on Salter's Hill.
    • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are not available.
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • There is also free unmarked standard on street parking in Elder Road.

Access Point (Elder Road / A214 - Central Hill Entrance)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located on the corner of Elder Road and A214 - Central Hill.
    • 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 110cm.
    • There are bollards at this access point.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located in front and beyond the access point.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is steep.

Access Point (Elder Road Entrance)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located in Elder 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 95cm.
    • There are bollards at this access point.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located beyond the access point.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.

Access Point (Benton's Rise Entrance)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located in Benton's Rise.
    • There is not an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is stepped access at this access point.
    • This is no gate at this access point.
    • The width of the gap is 150cm.
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located in front of the entrance.
    • There is/are 15+ 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 20cm.
    • The going of the step(s) is/are between 30cm and 45cm.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).

Access Point (Finch Avenue Entrance)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located at the end of Finch Avenue.
    • 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 126cm.
    • There are bollards at this access point.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located in front and beyond the access point.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is steep.

Access Point (Salter's Hill Entrance - No Gate Entrance)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located in Salter's Hill.
    • There is not 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 60cm.
    • There are bollards at this access point.
    • The width of the path beyond the access point is 60cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located in front and beyond the access point.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is steep.

Access Point (Salter's Hill - Squeeze Gaps Entrance)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located in Salter's Hill.
    • There is an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this access point.
    • There is an open gap for access past a barrier.
    • The width of the gap is 118cm.
    • There is a zebra crossing with tactile paving in front of this entrance as shown in photograph 4.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located in front and beyond the access point.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is steep.
  • Comments View
    • There are two other similar access points along Salter's Hill with steep access as shown in photographs 6, 7, 8 & 9.

Access Point (Salter's Hill - Café Entrance)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located in Salter's Hill.
    • There is not an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this access point.
    • There is an open gap for access past a barrier.
    • The width of the gap is 101cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located in front and beyond the access point.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is steep.

Parks and Gardens

  • The park or garden does have footpaths.
  • The path(s) has a / have compact earth and 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
    • Some paths are across grassed areas.
    • Some of the tarmac paths are cracked and uneven as shown in photographs 25 and 26.

Outside Exercise, Table Tennis and Basketball

  • There is level access to the exercise equipment, table tennis and basketball area.
  • The width of the open access point is 126cm.
  • The surface of the flooring in this area is rubber.
  • The height of the table for table tennis is 73cm.
  • The exercise equipment available includes a hand bike, leg press, lat pull down, cross trainer, dips / leg raise and assisted pull up.

Access Point (Skate Park)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located on the east side of the skate park.
    • There is not 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 70cm.
  • Comments View
    • There are some uneven surfaces at the entrance gate.
    • There is a second entrance gate near to the Benton's Rise entrance which is 66cm wide.
    • There are uneven surfaces leading to grass at this gate.

Skate Park

  • There are many level changes ranging from easy to steep within the Skate Park.
  • The surface of the flooring in the area is concrete and grass.
  • There are benches available within the Skate Park.

Access Point (Children's Play Area)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located close to the Salter's Hill - Squeeze Gap entrance.
    • There is not an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this access point.
    • There is a gate which opens towards you (pull).
    • The gate is easy to open.
    • The gate has a sliding bolt lock.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the access point.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.

Children's Play Areas

  • There are two children's play areas.
  • The one located nearest to Salters Hill and the Hungry Hippo Café is enclosed by fencing.
  • There is a range of conventional play equipment (photographs 1 - 4).
  • There are rubber safety surfaces and tarmac, but there are some worn and uneven areas.
  • There is a second play area to the north which is accessed directly from the main paths and grassed area.
  • There is a range of activities including climbing, water and sand play and some sound and sensory activities (photographs 5 - 8).
  • There is step-free access to some of the high level activities.

Counter (The Hungry Hippo Café)

  • There is level access to the counter from the entrance.
  • The height of the counter is 92cm (3ft).
  • There is not a lowered section.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • The café is near to Salter's Hill and one of the children's playgrounds.
    • It is usually open in the afternoons, but opening times vary according to the seasons and the weather.
    • The café serves a range of hot and cold drinks, meals and snacks to eat at the outside tables.
    • There are picnic benches and tables with chairs without armrests.
    • The café accepts cash payments only.

Accessible Toilet (Female)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is pictorial, Braille and tactile signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 30m (32yd 2ft) from the Benton's Rise entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located within the female toilets, in the toilet block, opposite the skate park.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is not a shared toilet.
    • This is a female facility.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a sliding bolt.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 84cm (2ft 9in).
    • The door is easy to open.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 150cm x 241cm (4ft 11in x 7ft 11in).
    • 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 right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is push.
    • There is not a mixer tap.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is not fully functional.
    • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are sanitary disposal units.
    • 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 left.
    • There is a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The shelf is higher than 95cm (3ft 1in).
    • There is not a mirror.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 49cm (1ft 7in).
    • 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 145cm (4ft 9in).
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 120cm (3ft 11in).
    • 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 95cm (3ft 1in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is poor.
    • 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.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located within the accessible cubicle.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 105cm (3ft 5in).

Accessible Toilet (Male)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 30m (32yd 2ft) from the Benton's Rise entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located within the male toilets, in the toilet block opposite the skate park.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is not a shared toilet.
    • This is a male facility.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is easy to open.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 143cm x 200cm (4ft 8in x 6ft 7in).
    • 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 75cm (2ft 6in).
    • 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 a mixer tap.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is not fully functional.
    • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • 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 the right.
    • There is a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The shelf is higher than 95cm (3ft 1in).
    • There is not a mirror.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 44cm (1ft 5in).
    • 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 122cm (4ft).
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • 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 94cm (3ft 1in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is poor.
    • 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 good.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located within the accessible toilet.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 107cm (3ft 6in).

Standard Toilet(s)