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Maryon Park

Maryon Road, Charlton, London, SE7 8DH

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the grounds include 2 tennis courts, a playground and a ball court.
  • Comments View
    • Maryon Park is a large park on the route of the Green Chain Walk and Capital Ring walking paths.
    • The routes link the park with adjoining Maryon Wilson Park and the nearby Thames Barrier.
    • The park is bounded by the A206 Woolwich Road to the north, Maryon Road to the east and Thorntree Road to the south.
    • The park was originally a sand quarry and there is a major change in level between the north and south sides.
    • The northern part of the park is accessible to visitors with mobility difficulties.

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Opening Times

  • The venue has seasonal opening times.
  • Comments View
    • The park is generally open from dawn to dusk.
    • When other gates have been locked, there is always an exit from the park via the turnstile on Maryon Road.
    • There is not street lighting in the park.

Location

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

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 170cm x 500cm (5ft 7in x 16ft 5in).
    • On street Blue Badge parking is located in Clevely Close.
  • Drop-off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • There is one on-street Blue Badge parking bay near to the Cleveley Close entrance.
    • There are standard on-street parking bays in Thorntree Road.
    • There is unrestricted on-street parking in Maryon Road.

Maryon Road Entrance

  • The main vehicle and pedestrian access to the park is on Maryon Road.
  • There is an additional pedestrian gate 90cm wide to the right.
  • From these gates there are easy slopes on the paths towards the central area of the park.
  • The paths towards Woolwich Road have steep slopes.

Woolwich Road Entrances

  • The entrance in photographs 1 and 2 is on Woolwich Road, opposite Eastmoor Street.
  • There are several similar entrances on this road.
  • Woolwich Road is a busy dual carriageway.
  • Parking is not possible in this area.
  • There are bus stops and a pedestrian crossing close to this gate.
  • The gates are 120cm wide and held open.
  • There are cobbles in the area of the gate.
  • From these entrances there are long steep slopes on the paths into the park.
  • After one entrance there are 4 medium unmarked steps.
  • These are overcome by a slope.
  • The slopes and steps do not have handrails.

Thorntree Road Entrance

  • Thorntree Road is a steep hill.
  • The main entrance from Thorntree Road is opposite Kinveachy Gardens.
  • The tarmac path leads to a flight of 50+ unmarked medium steps.
  • After these steps, the path splits to a further 50+ steps or a very long path with a steep slope.
  • There are handrails to the right side or both sides of the steps going up.
  • The Green Chain Walk path from Thorntree Road is an unmade path.
  • It links up with the main route before the stairs.
  • There is a further entrance near Pound Park Road.
  • This area is known as Gilbert's Pit.
  • There is a barrier at this entrance which is 48cm wide.
  • The unmade path from this entrance includes steep slopes and steps.
  • It bypasses most of Maryon Park and joins up with the paths near Woolwich Road.

Cleveley Close Entrance

  • This gate is located at the end of Cleveley Close.
  • The 150cm wide gate is held open.
  • There are steep slopes after the gate into the park.

Parks and Gardens

  • The path(s) has a / have tarmac and concrete 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
    • Within the northern area of the park, near the toilets and tennis courts, the tarmac paths generally have easy slopes.
    • There are some steep slopes on the route to the playground and ball court.
    • There are benches placed at frequent intervals next to the tarmac paths.

Playground and Ball Court

  • The playground is located close to the entrance from Woolwich Road.
  • The entrance has a heavy outward opening gate 97cm wide.
  • There is a steep slope in front of the gate with no level landing.
  • There is a similar gate directly from the path to the ball play area.
  • From the play area there are 4 shallow unmarked steps up to a grassed picnic bench area.
  • There are steep ramps across the playground.
  • There is also a steep ramp between the playground and ball play area.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are not accessible toilet facilities within this venue.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Female Toilet(s) View
    • The female toilet facilities that were surveyed are located in the toilet block to the left after the vehicle entrance.
    • The female toilet(s) is/are approximately 15m (16yd 1ft) from the car park area.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels in the female toilets are moderate to good.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s) View
    • The male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located to the right hand side of the toilet block.
    • The male toilet(s) is/are approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the car park area.
    • Inside the venue, there is not level access to the male toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels in the male toilets are moderate to good.
  • Comments View
    • The female toilet has a white door which is not signed.
    • The entrance is on the right after the double gates to the service yard.
    • The path is narrow and uneven.

Level Change (Male Standard Toilets)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located leading from the car park area to the toilet.
  • The ramp/slope gradient is steep.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located inside the toilet, leading to the cubicles and urinals.
  • There is/are 1 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are low to moderate.
  • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • The ramp/slope does not bypass the step(s).