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Vauxhall Park

Fentiman Road, Vauxhall, London, SW8

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Introduction

  • Comments View
    • At the time of our visit (16.03.21) the multi-use games area was closed for refurbishment works. .
    • The Parco Café was open under Covid restrictions for takeaway only with external seating areas closed off.

Location

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

Opening Hours

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 Blue Badge Parking View
    • On street marked Blue Badge bays are available.
    • The dimensions of the marked Blue Badge bays are 193cm x 630cm (6ft 4in x 20ft 8in).
    • On street Blue Badge parking is located on Fentiman Road, near the junction with South Lambeth Road.
  • On Street Standard Parking View
    • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are available.
    • Standard marked parking bays are located on Fentiman Road and Lawn Lane.
  • Drop-off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • The Blue Badge bays have floor markings as loading bays, but signage shows that they are also available for Blue Badge parking for up to 3 hours during controlled hours.
    • Standard on-street parking is pay-by-phone.
    • Other bays are for resident permit holders.
    • Blue Badge holders can park for free for an unlimited time in standard and resident parking bays.

Access Point (South Lambeth Road/ Lawn Lane)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located at the corner of South Lambeth Road and Lawn Lane.
    • 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 95cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located after the barrier.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • Comments View
    • The barrier involves two 90 degree turns with 95cm gaps at the ends and 120cm between the barriers.
    • The map information board and the Friends of Vauxhall Park notice boards are on grassed areas to the side of the path after the barrier.

Access Point (South Lambeth Road/ Fentiman Road)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located at the corner of South Lambeth Road and Fentiman Road.
    • 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 95cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located after the barrier.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • Comments View
    • The barrier involves two 90 degree turns with 95cm gaps at the ends and 120cm between the barriers.
    • The map information board and the Friends of Vauxhall Park notice boards are on grassed areas to the side of the path after the barrier.

Access Point (Lawn Lane)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located on Lawn Lane, at the north-east corner of the park.
    • There is an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is step-free access at this access point.
    • This is no gate at this access point.
    • There are bollards at this access point.
    • At the time of the survey, the bollards had been lowered into the ground to allow for contractors' vehicles.
  • Comments View
    • The map information board and the Friends of Vauxhall Park notice boards are on grassed areas to the side of the path after the entrance gate.

Access Point (Fentiman Road)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located on Fentiman Road, at the south-east corner of the park.
    • There is an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is step-free access at this access point.
    • This is no gate at this access point.
  • Comments View
    • The map information board and the Friends of Vauxhall Park notice boards are on grassed areas to the side of the path after the entrance gate.

Parks and Gardens

  • The park or garden does have footpaths.
  • The path(s) has a / have tarmac and gravel surface(s).
  • The majority of the path(s) is / are wide enough for wheelchair users.
  • There are slight slopes on the paths.
  • There are bench seats situated along the paths for people to rest.
  • Comments View
    • The majority of the paths in the park are wide and even, and of tarmac or resin-bound gravel.
    • There are some paths with loose chippings leading to and within the dog exercise areas.
    • These areas and the Fawcett Garden have gates with a clear opening of 100cm (photograph 1).
    • The Fawcett Garden is near the Fentiman Road entrance (photographs 2 and 3).
    • There is formal planting and a lavender field.
    • The model village area has paths 60cm wide which are uneven.
    • The model village can also be viewed over the fence from the main path.
    • The tennis courts and table tennis tables have level access and are near to Fentiman Road and Parco Café (photograph 4).
    • The tennis courts are bookable, through Better Leisure.
    • The multi-use games area (MUGA) has level access and is next to the Lawn Lane entrance.
    • There are bench seats and picnic benches throughout the park, both on hard and grassed surfaces.

Children's Playground

  • The children's playground is near to the Lawn Lane entrance.
  • The entrances are clearly marked and have gates 100cm wide.
  • The playground has a safety surface of compressed rubber.
  • The play equipment which may be suitable for children with disabilities includes swings and a spinner with basket seats, musical chime bars and a roundabout with a supportive seat suitable for use with a clip-on harness (harness not supplied).
  • There are bench seats within the playground.

Access Point (Parco Café from the Park)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located on the path leading from the South Lambeth Road/ Fentiman Road park entrance.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this access point.
    • This is no gate at this access point.
    • The width of the gap is 110cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located after the gateposts, leading to the terrace in front of the café.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the ramp.
    • The width of the ramp/slope is 110cm (3ft 7in).

Outside Access (Parco Café Front Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located from the terrace facing the park.
    • There is step-free access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are double width but one door is locked.
    • The door(s) is/are permanently held open.
    • The width of the door opening is 66cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Comments View
    • The café has sliding folding doors facing the terrace, which can be opened wider if required and may be left open in good weather.

Access Point (Parco Café from Fentiman Road - Ramped Access)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located on Fentiman Road, to the left of the stepped entrance.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this access point.
    • There is a gate which opens away from you (push).
    • The gate is difficult to open.
    • The width of the gap is 110cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located after the gate, leading up to the rear terrace seating area.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is steep.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the ramp.
    • The width of the ramp/slope is 112cm (3ft 8in).
  • Comments View
    • This ramp is extremely steep, and likely to be unsuitable for most wheelchair and mobility scooter users.
    • The nearest accessible park entrance is at the junction of Fentiman Road and South Lambeth Road, approximately 20m to the left.

Access Point (Parco Café from Fentiman Road - Stepped Access)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located on Fentiman Road, leading to the café rear terrace.
    • There is stepped access at this access point.
    • There is a gate which opens away from you (push).
    • The gate is easy to open.
    • The width of the gap is 100cm.
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located at the gate, then a further flight of 3 steps beyond the gate.
    • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are not between 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 25cm.
    • The going of the step(s) is/are not between 30cm and 45cm.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The handrail(s) is/are on the right going up.
    • Handrails are at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
    • Handrails are easy to grip.
    • Handrails do not extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
  • Comments View
    • The step at the gate is shallow (8cm).
    • The steps after the gate vary in height between between 15cm and 26cm.

Outside Access (Parco Café Rear Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located from the decked terrace area at the rear of the café, from Fentiman Road.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) is/are easy to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 88cm.
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located at the threshold.
    • There is/are 1 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 8cm.

Eating and Drinking (Parco Café)

  • The following information is for the café.
  • The café is located near the South Lambeth Road/ Fentiman Road park entrance.
  • 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.
  • No 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 71cm (2ft 4in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 75cm (2ft 6in).
  • There is not ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is not available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • Menus are hand held and wall.
  • 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, snacks, drinks and ice-cream.
  • Comments View
    • There are also outside seating areas on the front and rear terraces.

Accessible Toilet (Parco Café)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is Braille and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the front café entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located to the right of the counter.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • 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 94cm (3ft 1in).
    • The door is easy to open.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 142cm x 206cm (4ft 8in x 6ft 9in).
    • 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 72cm (2ft 4in).
    • 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 lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is not fully functional.
    • The alarm did not sound when tested.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are open waste paper bin disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • The height of the coat hook is 165cm from the floor.
  • 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 a mirror.
    • Mirrors are not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • 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 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 fair.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is poor.
    • 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 toilet.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 88cm (2ft 11in).
  • Comments View
    • The café toilets are for customers only.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.
  • An assistance dog toilet area can be provided onsite.
  • The assistance dog toilet area is located in the enclosed dog exercise areas between the two South Lambeth Road entrances (photograph 1).
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.
  • Comments View
    • There are two drinking water/bottle filling points which also have a dog drinking bowl.
    • The push button controls are in the range of 65cm to 110cm.