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Strathaven Park

Glasgow Road/Threestones Road, Strathaven, South Lanarkshire, ML10 6EF

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the grounds include a clubhouse, café, play areas, adventure play, a boating pond, tennis courts, bowling green, sports pitches, outdoor fitness equipment, bandstand and seasonal miniature railway.
  • Related link Strathaven Miniature Railway (Seasonal).
  • Https://www.strathavenminiaturerailway.org
  • Comments View
    • There are 3 park areas covered within this guide, Strathaven Park being the central area near the car park.
    • George Allan Park includes the main play areas, fitness equipment and bandstand on the east out to George Allan Road.
    • John Hastie Park includes the main sports facilities out to Lethame Road on the south.
    • The café is opening during the summer months.

Location

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

COVID-19 Information

Opening Times

  • The venue is open 24hrs.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located off Holm 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 500cm (12ft 2in x 16ft 5in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the car park entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 6m (6yd 1ft) from the car park 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 uneven surfaces.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • Drop-off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • There is a further car park with further Blue Badge bays off George Allan Place.
    • There is further standard parking at the sports pitches entrance off Lethame Road.

Access Point (Car Park Entrance)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located in the car park.
    • 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 127cm.
    • There is a further opening beyond the ramp which is 117cm wide.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located beyond the access point.
    • 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.
  • Comments View
    • There is an alternative slope at the side of the car park which bypasses 2 steps.

Access Point (Sports Pitches Entrance)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located on Lethame 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 115cm.
    • There is a 200cm wide gap to access the main park path.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located leading down beyond 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.

Access Point (Park Entrances)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located off Threestanes 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 132cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located leading down to and beyond the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • Comments View
    • There are several entrances along Threestanes Road and additional similar access points around the perimeter of the park.

Access Point (Tennis Court Entrances)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located adjacent to the tennis courts of Holm Road.
    • There is not 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 is a 132cm wide level bridge crossing towards the clubhouse from here.

Access Point (Internal Play Area Gates)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located leading to the play areas.
    • There is step-free access at this access point.
    • There is a gate which opens both ways.
    • The gate is easy to open.
    • The width of the gap is 100cm.
  • Comments View
    • There are rubberised surfaces throughout most of the play equipment areas.

Outside Access (Clubhouse Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the clubhouse, near the bowling green.
    • There is ramped/sloped or 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 light.
    • The width of the door opening is 85cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located on the path leading to the entrance.
    • 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 96cm (3ft 2in).
    • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located to the right as you face the entrance.
    • There is/are 2 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 17cm.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • Handrails are not at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).

Outside Access (Café Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access at this entrance.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located to the left as you face the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is not 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 117cm (3ft 10in).
    • The ramp/slope does not bypass the step(s).
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located in front of the entrance.
    • There is/are 2 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 16cm.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • Comments View
    • The café was not open at the survey.

Outside Access (Standard Toilets Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the side of the café.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) is/are permanently held open.
    • The width of the door opening is 85cm.
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located in front of the entrance.
    • There is/are 2 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 16cm.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • Comments View
    • There are 3 steps to the female toilets on the opposite side, near the bowling green.

Inside Access (Clubhouse)

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are medium.

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 and steep slopes on the paths.
  • There are some bench seats situated along the paths for people to rest.

Level Change (Pond Side Paths)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located leading over a small bridge on the path.
  • 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 not have handrails.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 120cm (3ft 11in).
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located leading onto the bridge.
  • There is/are 1 step(s) to the area/service.
  • 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).
  • Comments View
    • There are further slopes or steps at the far side of the pond.
    • There are some surfaces of compact earth which can be bypassed using the slope.
    • There are sloped surfaces to access the pond for boating activities.

Fitness Suite (Outdoor Fitness Equipment)

  • Access to Fitness Suite View
    • The fitness suite is located in the George Allan Park.
    • The fitness suite is 250m (273yd 1ft) from the car park entrance.
    • There is step free access to the fitness suite.
    • There are doors into the fitness suite.
    • The doors open away from you (push).
    • The doors are double.
    • The doors are heavy.
    • The opening is 180cm (5ft 11in) wide.
  • Fitness Suite (General) View
    • There is clear manoeuvring space between equipment.
    • There is level access to all of the equipment.
  • Comments View
    • There is a blaze surface throughout this unstaffed area.

Level Change (Bowling Green)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located leading across the ditch to the green.
  • There is/are 1 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are deep (18cm+).
  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • Comments View
    • There is an easy slope leading towards the green near the clubhouse.
    • The slope does not bypass the step/ditch.

Level Change (Bandstand)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located leading up to the bandstand area.
  • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located leading up to the bandstand.
  • There is/are 6 step(s) to the area/service.
  • 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 not bypass the step(s).

Accessible Toilet (Clubhouse)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the clubhouse entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located to the rear left of the clubhouse.
    • 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 by sliding.
    • The door is locked by a lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 82cm (2ft 8in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 130cm x 140cm (4ft 3in x 4ft 7in).
    • There is not sufficient turning space in the cubicle for a wheelchair user.
    • There is not a lateral transfer space.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is not an emergency alarm.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are sanitary, general domestic waste and non-infectious waste 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 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 43cm (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 130cm (4ft 3in).
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder cannot 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 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 good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is poor.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located in the accessible toilet.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 98cm (3ft 3in).
  • Comments View
    • Staff assistance may be required to open the clubhouse.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • Documents can be requested in Braille.
  • Documents can be requested in large print.
  • 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 at the side of the car park.