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Avery Hill Park

Bexley Road, Eltham, London, SE9 2PQ

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the grounds include a winter garden, team changing rooms, café, cricket and football pitches, multi-use games area, playground and outdoor gym.

Opening Times

  • The venue is open from dawn til dusk.

Location

  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Falconwood.
  • The nearest underground station is North Greenwich.
  • The nearest DLR station is Elverson Road.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is free, but often full on weekdays.
    • The car park is located off Reinickendorf Avenue, to the left.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • There is/are 2 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 230cm x 480cm (7ft 7in x 15ft 9in).
    • 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 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
    • The Blue Badge bays are to the left from the driveway (photographs 1 - 2).
    • There are some steep slopes in other parts of this car park.
    • There is an entrance between the Blue Badge bays which gives step-free access into the terrace gardens, but there is no step-free access into any other parts of the park from this route.
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Access Point (Avery Hill Road - Junction of Bexley Road)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located On Avery Hill 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 155cm.

Access Point (Opposite Restons Crescent)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located on Avery 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 easy to open.
    • The gate has a sliding bolt lock.
    • The width of the gap is 160cm.
    • There are bollards at this access point.
    • Single bollard at this point does not impede opening of single gate.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located leading to the gate.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.

Access Point (Adjacent to Bus Stop on Avery Hill Road)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located On Avery Hill Road.
    • 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 gate has a sliding bolt lock.
    • The width of the gap is 145cm.

Access Point (Opposite Anstridge Path)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located on Avery Hill Road.
    • 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 difficult to open.
    • The gate has a sliding bolt lock.
    • The width of the gap is 125cm.
  • Comments View
    • There are additional access points on Butterfly Lane, Conduit Head and Bexley Road.

Outside Access (Car Park Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located off the driveway from Reinickendorf Avenue off Bexley Road.
    • There is step-free access at this entrance.
    • There are no doors at this entrance.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located on the pathway leading from the car park to the park entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
  • Comments View
    • There are 90cm high bollards at this entrance which are a minimum of 94cm apart.

Parks and Gardens

  • The park or garden does have footpaths.
  • The path(s) has a / have compact earth, tarmac and muddy surface(s).
  • The majority of the path(s) is / are wide enough for wheelchair users.
  • There are slight, moderate and steep slopes on the paths.
  • There are some bench seats situated along the paths for people to rest.
  • Comments View
    • There are picnic tables located near the Café that have a table top height of 74cm.

Children's Play Area

  • There is a children's play area located in the middle of the park.
  • There are various forms of climbing equipment and swings.
  • There is safety matting under the appropriate equipment.
  • This area is accessed via double swing gates that are 160cm wide and open both ways.

Outside Access (Cafeteria Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the side of the cafeteria.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • There is not a bell/buzzer.
  • There is not an intercom.
  • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is / are single (with a locked extension leaf).
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 100cm (3ft 3in).

Eating and Drinking (Cafeteria)

  • The following information is for the café.
  • The café is located next to the playground and the changing pavilion, about 150m from the car parks.
  • 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.
  • Some chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is approximately 3m (3yd 10in) from the rear entrance.
  • The standard height for tables is 72cm.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • Menus are wall only.
  • 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 and snacks.
  • Comments View
    • The seating outside the café is in two enclosures for those with or without dogs.

Level Change (Approach to Winter Garden)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • 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 in front of the winter garden, next to the slope.
  • There is/are 5 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).
  • Comments View
    • There are similar slopes and steps at each end of the terrace.
    • The Winter Garden can also be approached from a series of steps leading up from the terrace garden (photographs 4 and 5) but these are not bypassed by any ramps/slopes.

Toilet with Adaptations (Right Hand Transfer and Left Hand Transfer)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the Café.
    • This accessible toilet is located at the rear of the cafeteria building. There are two toilets in this location.
    • 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 twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • The door may be difficult to open.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 155cm x 220cm (5ft 1in x 7ft 3in).
    • There is 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 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • 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 an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is not fully functional.
    • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are waste paper pedal bin 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 the left.
    • 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 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.
    • There is a high colour contrast between the internal door and wall.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • There is a good colour contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are low to moderate.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located in the left hand toilet.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 85cm (2ft 9in).
  • Comments View
    • There are 2 very similar accessible toilets at this location, next to each other. The left hand toilet has the baby change facility.

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 within the park, off the main paths.