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Bostall Gardens

Viola Avenue, Abbey Wood, London, SE2 0TQ

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the grounds include a playground, outdoor gym equipment, ball court, tennis courts and the Pavilion Community Building.
  • Comments View
    • The Pavilion Community Building is open for regular pre-booked groups only who hold the keys and open for their sessions.
    • It is not currently available to new hirers and has not been surveyed.
    • The McLeod Road entrance to the park is now permanently closed.

Opening Hours

  • The park is currently locked overnight and is open approximately 09:00 - dusk.

Location

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

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.

Outside Access (Rochdale Road Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on Rochdale Road.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is / are double (with one leaf locked).
  • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.
  • The width of the door opening is 110cm (3ft 7in).

Level Change (Rochdale Road Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located before and after the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • Comments View
    • The entrance is on a road which also has moderate slopes.
    • There are uneven surfaces in the area of the gate.

Outside Access (Viola Road Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on Viola Road.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is / are double (with one leaf locked).
  • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.
  • The width of the door opening is 110cm (3ft 7in).

Level Change (Viola Road Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located after the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.

Inside Access

  • There is not level access to the service(s).
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Comments View
    • The outdoor gym equipment is located close to the Rochdale Road entrance.
    • There are benches on the level / easy slope path around the outside of the playground.

Level Change (Central Ramp)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located on the main footpath linking the two entrances.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • Comments View
    • There are further easy and moderate slopes on the paths leading to this ramp from both directions.
    • There are easy slopes on the path around the playground.

Playground and Ball Court

  • The playground and ball court are located in the centre of the park.
  • The nearest entrance is from the Roachdale Road gate.
  • There is an easy slope up to the playground entrance gate.
  • The playground gate is heavy, single and opens outwards.
  • The gate is 100cm wide.
  • There are other similar gates into the playground from the path around it.
  • The playground is generally level.
  • There are some uneven areas where the tarmac meets the resilient surface under the play equipment.
  • There is level access from the playground area into the ball court.
  • The ball court entrances are 100cm wide, without gates.

Tennis Courts

  • The tennis courts are located towards the rear (south) side of the park.
  • The courts have a tarmac surface.
  • From the Rochdale Road gate there are some steep slopes up to the court entrance.
  • The entrance gates are heavy, single and open inwards.
  • Some of the gates are reached across grass.
  • It is 115cm wide.
  • There is a shallow step up at the gate threshold.
  • There is a further entrance to the tennis courts near to the Viola Road Gate.
  • This entrance can only be reached by steps.

Level Change (Steps to Picnic Area and Tennis Courts)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located to the left, from the Viola Road Entrance.
  • There is/are 15+ 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 deep (18cm+).
  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • Comments View
    • The first flight of steps goes from one of the entrances to the tennis courts (photograph 1).
    • After this, the second flight of steps reaches the elevated seating area to the south of the park.
    • There is a similar flight of steps at the other side of the park.

Level Change (Pavilion Area)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located from the playground level up to the pavilion level.
  • There is/are 6 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 deep (18cm+).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are in the centre.
  • Comments View
    • From the path around the playground, there is an alternative set of 8 unmarked steps up to the pavilion terrace.
    • The steps are deep.
    • The steps do not have handrails.
    • These steps can be bypassed by using the central ramp or by approaching the Pavilion from the Viola Road entrance.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are not accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • An assistance dog toilet area can be provided onsite.
  • The assistance dog toilet area is located on grassed/ paved areas away from the playgrounds.