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Ruskin Park

Denmark Hill, Camberwell, London, SE5 8EL

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the grounds include a bandstand, One O’clock Club, children’s play area (dog free), paddling pool, ornamental and wildlife ponds with wetland habitats, flower gardens, formal bedding and heritage features, an all-weather pitch (Redgra surface), athletics sprint track (grass surface), basketball court, cricket wicket pitch, football pitch (grass surface), fitness area, rugby, tennis courts, table tennis and toilets.

Opening Times

  • The venue has seasonal opening times.
  • Comments View
    • The park is open from 07:00 until 15 minutes before sunset.

Location

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

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 500cm (6ft 7in x 16ft 5in).
    • On street Blue Badge parking is located in Finsen Road.
    • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are available.
    • Standard marked parking bays are located in Finsen Road.
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • There are two bays in Finsen Road with similar dimensions.

Access Point (Finsen Road - Entrance near Bicknell Road)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located in Finsen Road, near to the junction with Bicknell Road.
    • There is an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this access point.
    • There is a gate which opens away from you (push).
    • The gate is permanently held open.
    • The gate has a sliding bolt lock.
    • The width of the gap is 123cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located beyond the access point.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.

Access Point (Finsen Road - Entrance near Herne Hill Road)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located in Finsen Road, near to the junction with Herne Hill Road.
    • There is an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this access point.
    • There is a gate which opens away from you (push).
    • The gate is permanently held open.
    • The gate has a sliding bolt lock.
    • The width of the gap is 120cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located beyond the access point.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is steep.
  • Comments View
    • The pathway is cracked and uneven in some places beyond the access point.

Access Point (Northway Road Entrance)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located at the end of Northway Road.
    • There is an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this access point.
    • There is a gate which opens away from you (push).
    • The gate is permanently held open.
    • The gate has a sliding bolt lock.
    • The width of the gap is 140cm.
    • There are bollards at this access point.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located just beyond the access point.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.

Access Point (Denmark Hill - Fox on the Hill Entrance)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located in Denmark Hill, opposite the Fox on the Hill pub.
    • There is an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this access point.
    • There is a gate which opens away from you (push).
    • The gate is permanently held open.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located beyond the access point.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is steep.

Access Point (Denmark Hill - Champion Hill Entrance)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located in Denmark Hill, opposite the junction with Champion Hill.
    • 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 gate has a sliding bolt lock.
    • The width of the gap is 104cm.
    • There is barrier beyond the access point.
      The width of the gap is 148cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a slope with a very easy incline.
  • Comments View
    • There is an uneven surface at the access point entrance.

Access Point (Denmark Hill - Champion Park Entrance)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located in Denmark Hill, close to the junction with Champion Park.
    • There is an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this access point.
    • There is a gate which opens away from you (push).
    • The gate is permanently held open.
    • The gate has a sliding bolt lock.
    • There are staggered barriers with wide gaps after the main gate.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located beyond the access point.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.

Access Point (Ferndene Road - South Entrance)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located in Ferndene Road, near to the junction with Herne Hill Road.
    • There is an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this access point.
    • There is a gate which opens away from you (push).
    • The gate is permanently held open.
    • The gate has a sliding bolt lock.
    • The width of the gap is 112cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located beyond the access point.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.

Access Point (Ferndene Road - Entrance near Deepdene Road)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located in Ferndene Road, north of Deepdene Road.
    • There is an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this access point.
    • There is a gate which opens away from you (push).
    • The gate is permanently held open.
    • The gate has a sliding bolt lock.
    • The width of the gap is 111cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located beyond the access point.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is steep.

Access Point (Ferndene Road - North Entrance)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located in Ferndene Road, near to the junction with Denmark Hill.
    • There is not an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is stepped access at this access point.
    • There is a gate which opens away from you (push).
    • The gate is permanently held open.
    • The gate has a sliding bolt lock.
    • The width of the gap is 114cm.
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located beyond the access point.
    • There is/are 9 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 10cm.
    • 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 (Herne Hill Road Entrance)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located in Herne Hill Road.
    • 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 away from you (push).
    • The gate is permanently held open.
    • The gate has a sliding bolt lock.
    • The width of the gap is 130cm.
    • 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 (Formal Gardens)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located within the park, to the left from the Denmark Hill - Champion Park Entrance.
    • There is not an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is ramped/sloped and stepped access at this access point.
    • There is a gate which opens away from you (push).
    • The gate is easy to open.
    • The gate has a latch lock.
    • The width of the gap is 93cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located beyond the access point.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • The ramp/slope does not bypass the step(s).
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located in front of the access point.
    • There is/are 6 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 14cm.
    • The going of the step(s) is/are between 30cm and 45cm.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • Comments View
    • There are also level access points into the formal gardens as shown in photographs 7 and 8.
    • The width of the gate here is 114cm.

Flower Garden

  • There is a steep slope to access the Flower Garden.
  • There is a tarmac pathway and grass surface in the area.
  • Benches are available.

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
    • Steep paths tend to be located in the areas near Denmark Hill.

Level Change (Parks and Gardens)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located to the left of the steps, near to the Denmark Hill - Champion Hill entrance.
  • The ramp/slope gradient is steep.
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located to the left from the Denmark Hill - Champion Hill entrance.
  • There is/are 17 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 height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).

Paddling Pool

  • The Paddling Pool is located approximately 15m from the Northway Road entrance.
  • The paddling pool is only filled and open in the summer.
  • There is a step down of approximately 30cm into the paddling pool.

Children's Playground

  • The playground is approximately 30m from the Northway Road entrance.
  • There are some uneven surfaces in the playground.

Counter (Ruskin Park Café)

  • There is level access to the counter from the entrance.
  • The height of the counter is 110cm (3ft 7in).
  • There is not a lowered section.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • The kiosk is next to the children's playground and paddling pool.
    • Hot and cold drinks are served here along with cold snacks.
    • Plastic cups and straws are available.

Level Change (Covered Seating Area)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located leading to the covered seating area.
  • 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 medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).

Level Change (Bandstand)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located leading to the bandstand.
  • There is/are 4 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 height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.

Activities

  • Activities within the park include an all-weather pitch with a Redgra surface, a basketball court, cricket wicket pitch, football pitch with a grass surface, skateboard facilities, rugby, tennis courts, table tennis and a fitness area.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are not available.

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 near to the Ferndene Road entrance near Deepdene Road.
    • The female and male toilets are approximately 30m (32yd 2ft) from the the Ferndene Road entrance gate.
    • Inside the venue, there is not level access to the female and male toilets.
    • Lighting levels in the female and male toilets are good.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located within the female toilet.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 94cm (3ft 1in).

Level Change (Standard Toilets)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located in front of the toilet block.
  • There is/are 2 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 height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • Comments View
    • As the ground slopes, there are two steps in front of the male toilets but only one step from the right, near to the female toilets.