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Abbey Recreation Ground

Morden Road, Wimbledon, London, SW19 3DF

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the grounds include a cricket pitch, football pitches and a playground.
  • Comments View
    • The venue is open 08:00 till dusk Monday to Friday and 09:00 till dusk Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays.

Location

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

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is not free for all users.
    • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.
    • Blue Badge holders can park for free in a Blue Badge bay, or for three hours in a standard bay.
    • The car park is located off Morden Road.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There is/are 2 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 370cm x 605cm (12ft 2in x 19ft 10in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 4m (4yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 4m (4yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is/are slopes/ramps.
    • The car park surface is concrete.
    • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The car park does have a height restriction barrier.
    • The maximum height is 220cm (7ft 3in).
  • Drop-off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Access Point (Morden Road Access Point)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located on Morden Road.
    • There is 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 100cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located through the gate and to the right.
    • 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 a/are handrail(s) at the ramp.
    • The handrail(s) is/are on the right going up.
    • The width of the ramp/slope is 110cm (3ft 7in).
    • The ramp/slope does not bypass the step(s).

Access Point (Morden Road Access Point 2)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located on Morden Road.
    • There is an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this access point.
    • There is no gate at this access point.
    • The width of the gap is 106cm.
    • Photos 1 and 2 show the access point by the Morden Road footpath. This gate leads to a short path leading to a wider gate into the park. Photos 3 and 4 show the wider gate into the park.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located between the street paving and the gate.
    • 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.

Access Point (Willmore Road Access Point)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located on Willmore 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 width of the gap is 80cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp with a very easy incline.

Parks and Gardens

  • The park or garden does have footpaths.
  • The path(s) has a / have tarmac 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.

Access Point (Play Area)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located 10 metres from the Willmore Road Access Point.
    • 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 easy to open.
    • The width of the gap is 93cm.

Play Area

  • Equipment in the fenced play area includes slides, swings, a roundabout and springers.
  • The surface around the play equipment is compact rubber.
  • Other surfaces are tarmac and grass.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • The accessible toilet cubicle was being used for storage at the time of the survey.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 14m (15yd 11in) from the Morden Road access point.
    • This accessible toilet is located in the toilet block close to the car park.
    • 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 key can be obtained from park staff.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 84cm (2ft 9in).
    • The door may be difficult to open.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 184cm x 192cm (6ft x 6ft 4in).
    • 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 right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 112cm (3ft 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 a mixer tap.
    • There is not an emergency alarm.
    • 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 a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There is not a mirror.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 46cm (1ft 6in).
    • 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 104cm (3ft 5in).
    • There is not a toilet roll holder.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin cannot 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 fair.
    • 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 ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located leading to the facility.
  • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 90cm (2ft 11in).

Standard Toilet(s)