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Recreation Ground Car Park

Swans Nest Lane, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 7PZ

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Opening Times

  • This service is open 24 hours.

Location

  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Stratford.

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.
    • For up to date parking charges please click here.
    • The car park is located in Swans Nest Lane.
    • 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 8 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 400cm x 500cm (13ft 1in x 16ft 5in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 28m (30yd 1ft) from the car park entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 138m (150yd 2ft) from the car park entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user unaided.
    • The car park surface is tarmac and block paving.
    • 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 210cm (6ft 11in).
  • Comments View
    • Photograph 1 shows the height restriction barrier in the centre of the car park.
    • There is parking available before the barrier with no height restrictions.
    • Photograph 2 shows one of the payment machines located throughout the car park.
    • There is a shallow unmarked step without handrails in front of these machines, as seen in photographs 3 and 4.

Access Point

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located in Swans Nest Lane, opposite the Stratford-upon-Avon Butterfly Farm.
    • There is not an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is step-free access at this access point.
    • There is no gate at this access point.
  • Comments View
    • The Tramway Bridge over the River Avon can be accessed via the car park.

Car Park Entrance

  • The entrance to the car park is located in Swans Nest Lane, opposite the Stratford-upon-Avon Butterfly Farm.
  • The entrance to the car park is 8m wide with an easy sloped gradient.
  • The Tramway Bridge over the River Avon can be accessed via the car park.

Car Park

  • The car park runs the length of the recreation ground with parking space to the left hand side as you drive around.
  • There is a large open spaced tarmac surface parking area by the playgrounds.
  • There are pay machines along the side of the roadway and in the main car park area.
  • There are 4 Blue Badge parking spaces next to the public toilets and children's play area.

Overspill Car Park

  • To the far end of the car park is a large grass surfaced overspill car park.
  • There is a tarmac pedestrian sloped footpath to the right of the entrance to the overspill car park.
  • This overspill car park is not always available.

Access Point (Kissing Gates - Toilet Block)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located leading to the toilet block.
    • 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 both ways.
    • The gate is easy to open.
    • The width of the gap is 90cm.

Outside Access (Toilet Block)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There are no doors at this entrance.
    • The width of the door opening is 120cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located on the path leading to the entrance to the accessible and standard female toilet.
    • 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
    • The entrance on the left leads to the male standard toilet and the parent and baby room, as seen in photograph 2.
    • The entrance on the right leads to the accessible and standard female toilet, as seen in photograph 3.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • 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 kissing gates.
    • This accessible toilet is located in the toilet block, to the left as you enter the park.
    • There is 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 door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 88cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door may be difficult to open.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 169cm x 240cm (5ft 7in x 7ft 10in).
    • 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 left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 106cm (3ft 6in).
    • 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 fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • The height of the coat hook is 149cm from the floor.
  • 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 a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 104cm (3ft 5in).
    • 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 can 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 good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are good.

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 within the toilet block to the left as you enter the park.
    • The female toilet(s) is/are approximately 14m (15yd 11in) from the kissing gates.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels in the female toilets are good.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s) View
    • The male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located within the toilet block to the left as you enter the park.
    • The male toilet(s) is/are approximately 8m (8yd 2ft) from the kissing gates.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the male toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels in the male toilets are good.

Parent and Baby Room

  • There is a parent and baby room for public use.
  • The parent and baby room is located in the toilet block.
  • The parent and baby room is approximately 8m from the kissing gates.
  • There is ramped/sloped access to the parent and baby room.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the room.
  • There is pictorial signage on or near the parent and baby room door.
  • The baby change table is not set against the wall, permanently fixed at 75cm from the floor.
  • The baby change table is not height adjustable.
  • The height of the baby change table once extended is 103cm (3ft 5in).
  • There are disposal facilities in the parent and baby room.
  • There is a wash basin in the parent and baby room.
  • The height of the wash basin is 106cm.
  • The wash basin tap type is push.
  • There is/are not chair(s) in the parent and baby room.
  • There is a toilet in the parent and baby room.
  • There is not a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the room.
  • The lighting levels are good.